Reduce that speed and drive safely: LTA

Motorists are advised to drive safely on our roads in light of the wet weather conditions being experienced around the country. Picture: FT FILE

REDUCE speed and maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead of you.

This was the message from Land Transport Authority board chairperson Vijay Maharaj to motorists in a media statement released this afternoon.

He also advised pedestrians to be alert at all times, especially when crossing the road in the rain.

“There are risks involved for drivers such as poor visibility during driving, slippery road surface that will result in drivers losing control of their vehicle, vehicle skidding off the road or colliding with other vehicles and flash flooding that may cause difficulty for drivers on the road,” Mr Maharaj said.

“Drivers are also advised to be mindful of the speed limits and keep a safe distance while driving.

“Over speeding is one of the major causes of road fatalities and we don’t want anyone to become another victim of road accident.

“Road accident statistics is alarming as well and we need the support of motor vehicle owners and the general public to help in keeping our roads safe.”

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