Risk management company Interactive Driving Systems has reminded drivers to take particular care at night and in wet conditions, as well as advising that children and cyclists wear more visible clothing.
Drivers should make sure to monitor their speed in the dark and watch out for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
Meanwhile, AA Business Services has put together some simple tips to help business drivers prepare for travel after the clocks go back.
Paul Holmes, head of risk management at AA Business Services, said: “Effective planning for the onset of the darker evenings is absolutely crucial yet far too often overlooked by time-pressed business drivers.
“However, preparing for the season’s driving conditions needn’t be onerous as there are a number of simple, yet highly effective measures that can be taken to ensure an accident free autumn.
“Planning journeys in advance, investigating alternative methods of transport and checking traffic reports for accident blackspots and road closures, can all help business drivers reach their destinations as quickly and safely as possible in the darker conditions.”