The Department of Transport would like to remind motorists to slow down and take extra care in wet and windy weather.
Bad weather should prompt drivers to slow down and use extreme care.
Conditions can change quickly. Be vigilant at all times and ensure there are no distractions that will take your focus off the road.
Make sure loads are secure, particularly on elevated roadways. Pay attention to overhead signage as speeds can be reduced if winds increase.
Drivers are reminded to ensure they leave extra space between them and the car in front, as braking distances increase in wet conditions.
Be sure to turn headlights on, and be extra vigilant for cyclists and motorbikes which are harder to see.
If the rain becomes too heavy for wipers to cope, pull over safely and wait for the rain to pass.
Move parked cars under cover, away from trees.
Should you encounter fallen power lines, stay well clear and immediately call Triple Zero.
Real-time traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicTraffic mobile app.
The latest public transport information and network status is available at ptv.vic.gov.au or in the PTV mobile app.