With the official Easter holiday road toll period now open, police are hoping for no fatalities after a horror period last year.
More than 100 people have already died on our roads this year.
Seven died over Easter last year, and dozens were hurt.
With this in mind, here are some tips to keep you safe on the roads this weekend:
- The basics: Check your brakes, windscreen wipers, lights and tyres before you head off.
- Driving in the rain is most dangerous just after the rain starts, that’s because the water mixes with the oil and grease on the road, creating a ‘slick’ coating.
- If you do lose control, be prepared to react. Keep both hands on the wheel and ease off the gas and increase your following distance to at least four seconds.
- Avoid slamming the brakes, instead pump the brake pedal in short bursts.