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Greater Manchester Police highlight road dangers and target criminals
3:10pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
IMPROVING road safety and tackling people involved in vehicle crime have been high on the Greater Manchester Police priority lost this week.
The force launched a crackdown on illegal and stolen caravans, dangerous driving and uninsured vehicles while also advising cyclists about how to share the roads safely with other traffic.
Inspector Matt Bailey-Smith from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “It is about highlighting the dangers of using the roads illegally and irresponsibly.
"We want to educate drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists about checking their speed, making sure seat belts are always worn, ensuring drivers are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and they are not distracted by mobile phones or other electrical equipment.
"Uninsured drivers are a risk to themselves and other road users and illegal or stolen caravans, plant and trailers are using our motorway network. We are advising and educating cyclists about riding safely, not running red lights and wearing the correct safety equipment.
“Our main objective is to see the number of killed and seriously injured on our roads continue to fall and to ensure the roads are safe for everyone.”
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