Police Issue Advice After Series Of Serious Collisions Involving Pedestrians

Road policing officers are offering advice to road users after a number of recent serious collisions involving pedestrians.

Chief Inspector Lorraine Napier, West Area Commander of Road Policing said: “Every collision which results in a death or serious injury involves a unique set of circumstances and our specialist road policing officers investigate each individually to establish the full circumstances.

“We are aware of a number of recent serious incidents on our roads which have involved pedestrians.

We are keen to encourage all road users to be aware of potential risks in order to keep everyone safe.

“Pedestrians are considered vulnerable road users and, In winter, particularly when it is dark, pedestrians should wear reflective or fluorescent clothing. I would also urge pedestrians to be mindful of their surroundings and to ensure they are not putting themselves at risk

“I would also urge motorists to drive with particular care in areas where people may be on foot or crossing roads and ensure the correct vehicle lights are in operation , free from defect and clean, particularly if the vehicle has automated lights.

“We are committed to improving the safety of all road users and particularly vulnerable road users across the country. Everyone using our roads need to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others around them.”

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