Winter weather increases collision risk, warn police in Wales
Police in North Wales have offered a seasonal warning to road users, highlighting the need to ‘brighten up’ as darker mornings and evenings approach.
29 October marks the end of British Summer Time and North Wales Police is particularly keen to remind vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, to take extra care.
North Wales Police says longer periods of darkness and poorer weather conditions increase the risk of being involved in a road traffic collision - and has published a series of tips to help all road users remain safe.
Officers will be carrying out roadside checks, specifically looking at whether tyres have sufficient tread and are inflated to the correct pressure, that lights are working properly and washer fluid is topped up.
Officers will also be using social media to highlight key safety messages using the #StaySafe and #BeVisible hashtags.
Inspector Dave Cust, North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “Now that the clocks will be going back and it’s getting darker earlier on, it’s more important than ever to make sure you can be seen when you’re out and about near roads.
“The longer periods of darkness in the mornings and evenings, as well as poorer weather conditions, mean the risks of being involved in road traffic collisions are heightened.”
“This is all part of our commitment to improving road safety and prevent further tragedies on our roads and we are urging all road users to share in the collective responsibility to keep our roads safe.”
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