Officers in the north-east are encouraging the public to think ahead before driving this winter as part of an initiative.
Police Scotland had launched its “Ready for Winter” campaign which looks to ensure that the public are prepared for potentially severe weather over the winter period.
North East Road Policing Inspector Neil Morrison said: “One of the first things I would encourage all road users to think about is the road worthiness of their vehicle.
“Check your tyres regularly to ensure they have a sufficient tread depth and that they are inflated to the recommended pressures. The legal tread depth limit is 1.6 mm although a greater depth is obviously more beneficial.
“While not a legal requirement, fitting all-season or winter tyres during the winter months will greatly aid your traction on snow covered and wet roads and increase your stopping distances.
“However, it must be stated that these benefits are not simply replicated on ice covered roads. Therefore, it is important that you plan each drive, reduce your speed and give yourself more time to react.
“Check the fluid levels in your vehicle; engine oil, coolant, including anti-freeze, and windscreen screen wash. Where necessary, top up to the correct levels using the correct grade of oil.
“Make sure you dilute screenwash to the correct concentration to prevent it freezing in the bottle or on the windscreen. Clean the inside of your windows, removing dirt and dust, as this will increase your visibility in low sun conditions. Windscreen wipers should be replaced if worn and all lights should be maintained in good working order, clean and free from damage.”