Can you drive in red weather warnings?
Winds in excess of 90 km/h have been predicted due to Typhoon Eunice today, which could make driving dangerous.
There are no rules against driving in a red weather warning, although people are advised to be especially careful if they choose to do so.
National Highways head of road safety, Jeremy Phillips, said: “We encourage motorists to check the latest weather and driving conditions before commencing their journey and review their journey. whether they are needed and may be delayed until the condition improves.
“If you intend to travel, plan your trip and be more careful, giving more time to your journey.
“During high winds, there is a particular risk to trucks, caravans and motorbikes, so we advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.
“Drivers of other vehicles should watch out for sudden gusts of wind that can affect handling and braking, and leave plenty of room for high-altitude vehicles, caravans and motorbikes.
“In the event of persistent high winds, we may need to close the bridges to traffic for a period of time, so please be on the lookout for warnings about closures and follow the guiding routes.” was signed.”
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