TAYSIDE Police have issued a timely reminder to motorists to make sure their car is fit to drive over the coming months as it could be a matter of life and death.
Community liaison officer Constable Ally Smith told members of Forfar Community Council last month that adverse weather conditions, shorter daylight hours, lower temperatures and hazardous road surfaces make driving more difficult for motorists in the winter.
Worn tyres and faulty brakes can prove deadly when combined with difficult driving conditions.
He advised motorists check lights are clean and working, the battery is full and windscreens and windows are kept clean.
Motorists should also check that the water bottle is filled with screen-wash to the correct concentration.