John Dwyer, Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has called for a local clampdown on Cheshire road safety. Over the Christmas and New Year period, Cheshire police arrested over 100 people for drink driving, conducting 2,000 breath tests. The Crime Commissioner has stated that keeping pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and passengers safe should be the police’s top priority.
He explained, “Deaths and serious injuries on our roads have declined over the past decade. However one death or serious injury on our roads is one too many. It saddens me to read the constabulary’s incident logs where there has been a fatal road traffic collision or one involving serious injuries. I would urge people to remember the rules of the road with safety being paramount to everything.”
Police in the area have also increased their efforts to seize uninsured cars as part of a focus on Cheshire road safety. Police cars fitted with an automatic number plate recognition device are used to check if vehicles are insured, with motorways around Warrington being targeted.
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Source: Warrington Worldwide
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown