Sud Ouest reports on a number of accidents where vehicles have slid off the road due to surface water.
There is also the risk of petrol and diesel being on the road, especially after short downpours that bring it to the road surface and which is very difficult to see.
The Dordogne préfecture has posted a notice to its Facebook page about being aware in the autumn offering up advice about fog, the risks of wild animals on the roads and ensuring your car is prepared and safe to drive.
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