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Police issue driving advice amid bad weather
11:00am Saturday 23rd March 2013 in Echo News
POLICE have issued advice to motorists to only travel if necessary as wintry weather sets in.
By 10am today there had been 12 road traffic collisions reported to police in Essex since midnight and most of those do not appear to be weather related.
However further snow is expected today and conditions may deteriorate so police would advise motorists to only travel if necessary.
Officers advise making sure car lights are working and dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from lights.
Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey and lear snow from the top of the car..
Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads.
Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey and leave extra time.
Drive to suit the conditions - do not brake or change direction suddenly and look to anticipate changes in the traffic flow ahead. Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged.