MDSTP appeals to the drivers in connection with the weather conditions
- 19 January 2021
The Main Department of the State Traffic Police of Azerbaijan appealed to the drivers, APA reports.
According to MDSTP, in order to avoid accidents and other unpleasant situations that may arise on the roads due to the sharp change in weather conditions, the Main Department of the State Traffic Police asks drivers to be careful when driving, bring the condition of vehicles to the technical requirements, ensure season-appropriate tires, take into account the weather conditions while driving:
“Taking into account the possibility of road icing, it is necessary to follow the traffic rules, to prevent the operation of vehicles on which the tire tread height does not meet the regulatory requirements (for cars - at least 1.6 mm, for trucks - at least 1 mm, for buses - at least 2 mm, motorcycles and mopeds - not less than 0.8 mm).
Drivers are advised to choose their speed in accordance with weather conditions, not to overtake, as well as abrupt maneuvers unnecessarily.
Before leaving, it is necessary to make sure that the wipers are in good working order and the required level of windscreen washer fluid, as well as outdoor lighting devices, ensure that the engine cooling system and windscreen washer are supplied with anti-freezing liquids.
Persons with little driving experience due to changing weather conditions are not recommended to drive in snowy weather or on icy roads. "