Police launch campaign

HUMBERSIDE Police has launched a campaign to try to reduce the number of casualties on our roads this winter.

Throughout January, officers will carry out roadside checks and random inspections on vehicles to make sure that they are fit for the road.

Drivers will be given a winter driving leaflet and cyclists will also come under scrutiny with advice given about the importance of high visibility clothing.

Traffic management inspector Roger Mitchell said: “Statistics for the Humberside area show that most of the serious crashes, where someone is either killed or is seriously injured, occur when road conditions are slippery due to adverse weather, and because drivers do not adapt their speed appropriately.

“We find that many motorists drive too fast and too close to vehicles in front of them when road conditions are slippery.”