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When conditions change

This section tells you how to ride safely when conditions become more hazardous than usual.

Take extreme caution after a dry spell: During a dry period engine oil and grease build up on the road. When mixed with water from a new rainfall the road can become very slippery. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous. It is important to ride to the conditions; reduce your speed to ensure you, your passengers and other road users have a safe journey.

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Last updated: 14 July 2014