Police's winter driving advice

MOTORISTS in the Rural Flegg area have been given words of advice from police in a bid to improve road safety in the winter. Before Christmas vehicles were stopped by officers for lighting offences and all drivers were given words of advice.

MOTORISTS in the Rural Flegg area have been given words of advice from police in a bid to improve road safety in the winter.

Before Christmas vehicles were stopped by officers for lighting offences and all drivers were given words of advice.

The checks were carried out in response to the concerns of residents and the issue is currently a priority for the Rural Flegg Villages Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Police advise motorists to:

�Make sure all car lights are working and have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from light fixtures.

�Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey - it is illegal to drive with obscured vision.

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�Clear snow from the top of the car as this can fall down and obscure the windscreen.

�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 for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up.

�Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a constant speed. Accept your journey will take longer and don't take risks.

�Take a mobile telephone and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.