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Top 10 tips for safe driving in storms

Our top 10 tips for safe driving in storms;

1. Where possible, avoid driving in severe weather

2. If you are caught in a storm, pull over to the side of the road when it is safe to do so

3. If you are driving through a storm, turn on your headlights so you are visible to other drivers

4. Be aware that it can take longer to brake when driving in the wet so leave a safe distance (approximately five seconds) between your car and other vehicles

5. Take the advice of the SES and never enter or drive through floodwater

6. Monitor for changes in weather and have alternatives routes or plans in place

7. Make sure your car is serviced and safe to drive, including working windscreen wipers and lights

8. Make sure your car insurance is up to date

9. Make a family emergency kit, with items you might need during a flood, storm or another emergency, and ensure it travels with you

10. If a storm is approaching park your car under cover or away from trees