Police issue winter driving advice following collisions across Suffolk this morning

Officers are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as temperatures drop.

Officers are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as temperatures drop. - Credit: IAN BURT

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

The warning comes after police were called to a number of minor collisions across Suffolk this morning.

Police were called at about 8.30am after a car left the road and ended up in a ditch on the A145 at Weston, near Beccles.

Officers were also called to the A14 westbound near Nacton after a car collided with the central reservation and to the Chilton Industrial Estate in Sudbury after a man came off his motorbike.

Police would like to remind drivers to take precautions and ensure that your journey is safe by following some simple advice:


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

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

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•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 sensible speed. Leave appropriate 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.

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