COMMUNITY police officers in the Scottish have been carrying out early morning checks to ensure drivers are aware of winter road safety.

Officers have issued the following advice:

Drive to the road conditions. Road conditions can change without warning, stopping distances will be affected by the weather

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Make sure your windows are clean and aren't misted up

Make sure there is no snow and ice on your windows before you drive

When the roads are icy, drive at a slow speed in a high gear

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Accelerate and brake very gently

Make sure your car is ready for winter
 Check that your tyres, brakes, windscreens, wiper blades and windows are free from defects and clean

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