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Dark and Stormy Night


“It was a dark and stormy night.” If that sounds like the start of a scary story, that’s probably because it is. Dark and stormy nights might be something of a cliche, but there’s a reason that they’re feared, and it’s not entirely melodrama. When you’re on the road, it’s one hell of a dangerous combination. Low visibility makes everything much riskier, as you can’t see if someone runs onto the road, and not all obstacles are properly marked with high-visibility signage. Just to take an example, cyclists often have tiny reflectors and dim lights that don’t do much against the dark of night. And the fact that it’s stormy doesn’t help visibility either, with windscreen wipers doing double duty to try and clear your rain-streaked windshield in time for you to see where you’re going and what’s going on. But the real danger with all the rain is slick, slippery roads.

If your tyres aren’t properly inflated, it’s easy to slip and slide and lose control on those roads, because you won’t have enough traction to grip the wet asphalt. So ensure that your tyres are always pumped up like they should be, and the best way to do that is with a tyre pressure monitoring system. The TPMS uses special tyre sensors to measure the pressure levels inside your tyres, and alerts you with an alarm when those levels are outside the recommended range. So you can keep your tyres in good condition and drive safely on a night like a horror movie.