DRIVERS are not taking enough care in wet weather say police.

Police have had to deal with a spate of accidents across Huddersfield this week following torrential downpours.

Pc Phil Shaw from Huddersfield traffic police said: “We were inundated with bumps this week.

“It just seems people lose the ability to drive safely when we have adverse weather.

“They don’t leave enough time for their journeys, they drive too fast for the conditions and show no consideration for other road users.

“It is a matter of common sense. People really must allow extra time for their journeys and adopt a safer way of driving otherwise they are going to come a cropper.”

He warned drivers they could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

He added: “In dry conditions the braking distance is 75ft for a car travelling at 30mph.

“This increases three-fold to 225ft in damp conditions and ten-fold in snow and ice.

“We are having to cut people out of cars because of their lack of attention and consideration to wet road conditions.

“We should not have to tell people. They should slowed down and read the highway code.”