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Police force issue top tips in bid to help road users

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 07, 2014

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POLICE are warning drivers in South Derbyshire to take ‘special care’ to avoid a breakdown or accident this winter.

Derbyshire Police have release some top tips in a bid to reduce the number of road related incidents in the area.

A spokesman for the force said: “If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your vehicle is well prepared and that you know how to handle your vehicle in dangerous road conditions.

“Consult the manufacturer’s manual for tips specific to driving your vehicle in slippery conditions.

“Modern vehicles are fitted with various safety systems which are there to aid you.

“Read the vehicle manual and understand what these systems can do for you and how they operate.

“Before you set out always check your route, making sure you listen for real-time weather warnings and traffic information, and are prepared to change or delay your journey dependant on advice being given. Let somebody know where you are going and the route you are intending to take, too.”

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