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Cheshire Police highlight agricultural vehicle driving issues in Warrington
12:20pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
AS European speed awareness week starts Cheshire Police are warning agricultural drivers about their blind spot and also highlighting the dangers of overtaking on rural roads.
The campaign labelled Am I in Your Blind Spot? aims to tackle problems on the region’s roads.
There were 23 driving-related injuries involving agricultural vehicles reported in Cheshire last year.
Cheshire Police are highlighting the risks of common road manoeuvres - such as rear end collisions - which can occur as a result of misjudging the speed and directional changes of a tractor as it approaches from behind.
The campaign also draws on studies from the Department for Transport Think! campaign, highlighting the dangers of speeding on rural roads.
Sergeant Rick Weaver from road policing said: “One of our priorities will be detecting excess speeding in rural areas; but we are also using the blind spot campaign to warn road users about overtaking on country roads.”
Cheshire Police have posted footage of their blind spot campaign on YouTube.
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