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Police warning as cold weather hits

11:04 29 December 2014

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

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Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as temperatures drop, causing potentially hazardous driving conditions.

The warning comes after officers were called to a number of minor crashes across the county yesterday morning where vehicles went off the road.

Officers are advising drivers to take precautions.

They include: Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt is cleared away from light fixtures.

Always make sure all windows are fully cleared of frost and condensation. It is illegal to drive with obscured vision. Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads. Make sure you have sufficient fuel.

Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a sensible speed.

Leave enough distances between yourself and other road users. Accept your journey will take longer and don’t take risks. Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.

2 comments

  • Bit rich such advice from plod! On the A140 Sunday evening poor visibility, drizzle yet the only car not displaying any lights as it was being driven from Aylsham towards Roughton was POLICE VEHICLE Perhaps they should practice what they preach and set an example I rest my case

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    Claire Voyant

    Monday, December 29, 2014

  • Not many will take any notice of this, and they won't listen until they hurt someone. Then it will be "It wasn't my fault!" The amount of drivers(mostly EU drivers) who speed down the roads where I live, not wearing seatbelts, talking on mobile phones, not stopping at junctionszebra crossings. Police could do more than just "give warnings", they should be out there watching. Those or that are careful drivers, please be safe, especially with the idiots around.

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    Kat Perkins

    Monday, December 29, 2014

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