Drivers are being urged to make sure their tyres are legal and their vehicles are roadworthy as winter sets in.
The message is being driven home by the is is the government’s road safety unit which has launched its campaign to remind motorists to check their vehicle is ‘fit for the road’ as winter arrives.
With the clocks having gone back on Saturday night and the nights drawing in, vehicle owners are being reminded to ensure their motor’s in good working order for safe driving.
Police and vehicle examiners will be carrying out spot checks over the next few weeks and motorists are being reminded to buy anything they need, such as wiper blades and light bulbs.
The message: a quick check of your vehicle may stop you getting pulled over and ultimately may help save someone’s life.
Having defective lights, tyres, wipers or demisters could result in you being banned from driving until the defects have been rectified.
Denna Bowman, Head Office