As daylight hours dwindle, Gardaí are reminding motorists to be winter ready.
This time of year brings with it a lot of challenges for road users.
Vehicles must be in full working order – lights, liquids, oil, electrics and wipers should all be regularly checked while you should be aware of any extra safety assist technology on your car, van or truck.
Tyres too are tops on a checklist while road conditions and basic lifesaver road rules need to be adhered to.
Sgt Conor Egan has been outlining some advice for KCLR News – hear that here;