Firefighters are urging drivers to take care following a spate of road accidents this month.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service they have had to deal with an increased number of incidents in the brigade area.
A spokesman said: "It feels like its already been a bad month for RTCs and problems with cars and buses.
"We're here to protect and keep our communities safe, but we can always do with a little support from you.
"Always drive according to the road and weather conditions. Remember it's better to arrive late than not at all."