Drivers are being urged to check their tyres and take extra care on slippery roads following the first major frost of the autumn.
Sussex police are calling on motorists to make sure their tyres are properly inflated and ensure their vehicles are properly prepared when setting out in wintry weather.
Inspector James Biggs said: “Vehicles should be checked on a regular basis anyway, but now is the time to prepare for winter.
“Drivers are encouraged to ensure that their tyres are inflated to the recommended pressures. Not only will this make a huge difference to the amount of grip on the road surface, especially in wet conditions or where there are leaves on the road, but it will also reduce fuel consumption, so drivers will be saving money too.”
Neil Hopkins, from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, added: “Slow down and leave plenty of space between vehicles in difficult driving conditions. In wintry and rainy weather, it can take up to ten times longer to stop if the roads are slippery and the spray will reduce your visibility.
“Plan your route by checking radio travel reports and allow plenty of time for your journey. Take a blanket, water and some food on longer journeys.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team