Road users urged to take care during the continued dark mornings and evenings
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads during the dark mornings and evenings.
During the dark mornings and evenings it is increasingly difficult for motorists to see other road users. Cyclists and pedestrians are being encouraged to think about their presence on the roads and wear high visibility clothing and reflective material, to ensure they can be seen. Pedestrians are reminded to always use pedestrian crossings where possible and cyclists should ensure their bike is in good working order and carries front and rear lights. Motorists are being urged to look carefully for other road users.
Lisa Bennett from the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia said:
"Nationally, road casualty rates increase over the winter months with the darker mornings and evenings presenting more of a challenge. We are encouraging all motorists to be aware of other road users and reminding cyclists and pedestrians to think about how visible they are."