South West drivers are being urged to take extra precautions as the dark nights draw in.
A new survey has found that 12% of motorists in the region have been caught unprepared whilst driving in the dark, with 70% of those let down by their bulbs, according to Halfords.
A quarter of motorists who took part in the survey also admitted to failing to undertake any basic car safety checks over the winter.
Figures from the Department of Transport have shown that over 1,000 more road accidents are reported in November compared to the average month - and with the amount of accidents peaking on November 19th.
Numerous filling stations in our region have reported running out of diesel and unleaded because of people panic-buying fuel, following the threat of a tanker drivers' strike. Yesterday the Government called on people to fill up their tanks in preparation.