Safe driving in challenging conditions

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 HAZARDS ON THE ROAD: Make sure you're prepared for hazardous driving conditions, such as summer rain, with our handy guide. Image: Shutterstock ~ Shutterstock
 • Always adjust your driving style to driving conditions and environment.

 • If it is raining, turn your headlights and windscreen wipers on. Reduce your speed and try not to brake suddenly. There could be oil and/or petrol on the road, which can cause you to skid out of control.

 • If you're entering fog, reduce speed, turn your headlights on low, or use fog lights. Use road markings or the verge of the road as a guide and be very alert for obstacles.

 • Always keep in mind: If you can't see or operate the vehicle safely, you should not be driving.

 • Travelling with small children can be a challenge. Small children can get bored and irritable on long trips so make sure you pack a variety of their favourite snacks and toys such as portable DVD players, colouring books and crayons.

 • If your child tends to suffer from motion sickness or complains of dizziness or nausea, you can mitigate this by getting out of the car for fresh air. Alternatively, there are over-the-counter medications available for treating motion sickness, which need to be taken before you set off on your journey.