Warwickshire Police is asking drivers to please take extra care when driving following an increase in collisions
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Warwickshire Police is asking drivers to please take extra care when driving following a marked increase in collisions at the end of June and beginning of July. This coincides with an increase in traffic flow with restrictions easing.
Between 1 June and 9 July 2021, four people died and 21 people were seriously injured as a result of collisions on Warwickshire’s roads. Whilst these are provisional figures, there is real concern that numbers are rising back to pre-COVID levels and all road users are please asked to take extra care.
Whilst some collisions are simple ‘damage only’ where drivers have failed to look properly, others are much more serious.
Sergeant Shaun Bridle said “Whilst the investigations into these collisions are ongoing we are taking the opportunity now to remind drivers to please always take your time, and look properly before completing a manoeuvre. Please drive at an appropriate speed within the speed limit and look out for other road users especially at junctions.”
Warwickshire Police are also taking the opportunity to remind motorists to please always wear a seatbelt and put your mobile phone in the glove compartment whilst driving and to keep your full attention on the road.
Please find below links to recent collision witness appeals issued shortly after they occurred.
Concerned road users can help police make our roads safer by providing Dashcam or Headcam footage of potential moving traffic offences via ‘Op Snap’. This can range from driving dangerously or carelessly to overtaking on solid white lines, using a mobile phone while driving, ignoring traffic lights or dangerous driving around other road users, such as horse riders and cyclists.
More information about Operation Snap can be found here https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/operationsnap