Road safety advice following yellow weather warning

Image showing a number of vehicles in a traffic jam on a road

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging residents to take extra care when travelling this weekend, after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning.

With gusts of winds forecast to exceed 50mph on Saturday, 21 October, RBFRS has issued advice to help people stay safe.

Station Manager, Steve Beard, said: “The yellow weather warning may lead to poor visibility and potentially debris on the County’s roads. Before you set off on your journey ensure your car is in a safe and roadworthy condition, check the local weather forecast and also ensure that you drive for the conditions to give yourself time to react.

“We would urge all drivers to take particular care to help prevent incidents occurring in the first place.”

Top tips to prevent incidents occurring this weekend:

  • Put your fog lights on in areas where there is poor visibility.
  • Allow more room between yourself and other vehicles.
  • Check the local radio or the internet to ensure you have the latest weather update and local road conditions.
  • Take extra precaution when overtaking large vehicles.
  • Be aware that high winds may affect the handling of your car so ensure you grip your steering wheel firmly.

More useful road safety tips are available on our website: www.rbfrs.co.uk/your-safety/out-and-about/road-safety/.