Department of Transport Road Safety statistics for 2005-09 show October and November
having the highest number of personal injury road accidents in four out of the five years. In
2009, the number reported in November was up to 40% higher than other months.
Michelle Dorian, director of content for DriveWize, an online driver
training course and risk assessment said "This time of year brings the worst combination of
driving conditions as the weather changes and British Summer Time ends, yet motorists
continue to drive as though they were still in the summer months.”
DriveWize urge road users to
check tyres are correctly inflated and meet the legal tread depth, keep the windscreen, windows and all lights clean and allow for greater stopping distances.