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RAC issues advice to motorists driving in current wet conditions

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 14:30 GMT

Commenting on the current wet weather affecting much of the UK, RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said:

“Large parts of the UK continue to experience very wet weather, with Met Office warnings in force across the north and west of the country. With saturated ground, road conditions are likely to remain difficult at least until the end of the day.

"Our advice is for motorists to check for disruption on their routes before they set out, listen to local radio for traffic updates while driving, and be prepared for delays and diversions caused by floodwater. Switch on dipped headlights and reduce your speed significantly to improve the chances of stopping safely. Where possible avoid driving through standing water which can cause your vehicle to aquaplane, and never drive through water if you can’t be sure how deep it is – if in doubt, turn around and find another safer way to your destination.”