Fenland motorists urged to stay safe as accidents escalate on region’s roads

POLICE are urging motorists in Fenland to stay safe following an alarming number of fatal and serious accidents on the region’s roads.

In the past 12 days four people have died and six have been seriously injured in collisions in Cambridgeshire.

Inspector Nick Church, from the roads policing unit, said: “The recent fatal and serious injury collisions are all under investigation.

“Although the circumstances surrounding these collisions are not fully known, it is still important for motorists to remember to stay safe on the county’s roads, particularly at this time of year as the nights draw in the weather changes.

“Drivers must consider the needs of more vulnerable road users, drive to the condition of the road, reduce their speed and increase distances during wet or icy weather.”

By following the road safety rules below pedestrians and cyclists can significantly reduce the risk of being involved in a collision:

* Wear bright clothing, preferably high visibility clothing, to ensure that you can be seen.

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* Make sure you have lights on the front and back of your bike - it is illegal to ride in the dark without them.

* Stay alert and aware of what is going on around you.

* Always wear a cycle helmet: it could save your life.

* Obey the Highway Code.

* When walking on a road always walk towards the traffic.

Drivers should ensure they:

* Always wear a seatbelt

* Never use a mobile phone while driving

* Do not speed

* Pull over at the next available stop if you feel tired and rest before continuing with your journey.

* Do not drive too close to the vehicle in front, remain at a safe distance.

* Adapt your driving to the conditions of the road you are on.

* Adapt your driving to the weather conditions.

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