WITH heavy rain and strong winds forecast for Kirklees, the Highways Agency is reminding drivers to take extra care on the roads in poor weather.
Drivers, especially those in high-sided vehicles, are advised to adjust their driving in poor conditions.
* Slow down and keep well back from the vehicle travelling in front because it takes longer to slow down and stop in wet weather.
* After driving through floodwater, test your brakes before you continue driving at higher speed.
* Drivers of high-sided vehicles or towing caravans should take extra care when strong winds are forecast.
* Check the latest information on weather and road conditions before setting off.
For information about weather see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.com
For road conditions see the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk or phone the Highways Agency information line 0845 7504030.