Drive safe this Christmas, warning

DRIVERS are being urged to take extra care during the festive season after a dramatic increase in deaths on the county's roads.Since November 13 people have died as a result of car accidents and now Suffolk police are warning people to make sure their cars are fit for the road conditions.

DRIVERS are being urged to take extra care during the festive season after a dramatic increase in deaths on the county's roads.

Since November 13 people have died as a result of car accidents and now Suffolk police are warning people to make sure their cars are fit for the road conditions.

Chief Inspector Alan Pawsey said: "Poor driving conditions, rain, fog and ice on the roads are standard features for this time of year and drivers should take extra precautions to ensure that their vehicle is equipped to deal with these conditions."

He said people planning on taking long road trips should ensure that their petrol tanks are full, and that windscreen washer fluid is topped up. He also said that it is a good idea to take warm clothing in your car in case of unexpected delays on the roads.

Chf Insp Pawsey said: "It is also extremely important to make sure that you are not tired before you embark on, or during, your journey.

"One fatality on our roads is too many and we need motorists and those companies responsible for putting motorists onto our roads to ensure all drivers and the vehicles they are driving are fit for the journey."