Drivers up and down the country have been warned of the serious danger posed by flooding, with many areas set to witness significant rainfall in the coming days.
UK vehicle safety and recovery specialist GEM Motoring Assist has urged drivers to stay safe.
Always remember to put safety first
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said the body is concerned that many motorists will not be prepared should they face any routes that have become flooded.
“Expect the unexpected during these conditions,” Mr Worth argued. “Floods will occur not only because rivers burst their banks, but because surface water is unable to drain away from roads or because water runs off fields and ditches, overflowing onto roads.
“So take it easy, and put safety first.”
Indeed, GEM advises all drivers to avoid flooded areas and to never venture into waters if they are unsure of the exact depth.
Across the country, yellow flood warnings are in effect for many areas, with heavy rainfall expected across eastern parts of the UK on Tuesday, while spreading to the north-west and beyond throughout the rest of the week.
It’s therefore imperative for drivers to gain an accurate view of the weather along their route before embarking on any journey.
Heather Stark, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, comments: “Heavy rainfall is something we’re used to in the UK, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a serious impact on our roads.”