With winter comes the very real danger of black ice.
In a bid to help drivers safer on the roads this winter, The Courier asked its readers to tell us where theyve encountered black ice in the past.
The answers came pouring in and now we have made a map to help pinpoint these danger areas.
However, it is not the only places where black ice can exist.
It can occur everywhere and police are once again urging drivers to take extreme caution when the temperature drops.
It is also crucial drivers avoids hitting the brakes on black ice, otherwise they will most likely lose control of their vehicle.
With temperatures expected to draw close to zero degrees overnight, black ice is certainly possible in high areas.
Ballarat Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Stewart Gale said now was the time for people to start being aware.
"It was three degrees on Friday morning and there was certainly a bit of frost around. It's coming into that time of the year again," he said.
"In past years we've seen quite a number of collisions due to black ice, so this is a timely reminder to drive according to conditions, watch their speed and stay abreast of local warnings.
"Last year we also saw drivers not preparing properly, a lot of drivers were fined for careless driving. It's important you take that extra five minutes in the mornings, make sure your windscreen is clear, get new wipers if necessary so you have appropriate vision in the front and sides."
HAVE A FLICK THROUGH THE MAP BELOW TO SEE SOME OF THE BLACK ICE DANGER AREAS