Winter Road Safety Work Ongoing in Shetland

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday November 8 2017

Police in Shetland are working this week to promote winter road safety in the islands.

Officers will be out and about Shetland this week conjunction with the Shetland Islands Council road safety team.

They will be offering drivers advice on various things such as ensuring that their vehicle’s lights are all operational and tyres are in a safe condition with adequate tread. 

There will be also be free tyre checks at the Lerwick Fire Station this Thursday, November 9 between 10am and 3pm with experts present to offer advice as well as free ice scrapers, de-icer and tyre depth gauges.

Local Preventions and Interventions Officer Constable Rachel Branney said:

"These are simple things to check and help to make the roads safer for everyone.

"As we head into the winter months, with longer hours of darkness and the increased potential of challenging weather and road conditions, it is vital to make sure your vehicles are in a safe condition."

Further information about winter road safety is available on the Police Scotland website –

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/road-safety/winter-road-safety

 

 

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