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EVENING Star readers are today being called on to step up and show their support for our safer roads campaign.

EVENING Star readers are today being called on to step up and show their support for our safer roads campaign.

The Star launched the Light Up, Belt Up and Shut Up campaign earlier this month and it has gathered support from Suffolk police, Suffolk Fire and Rescue and several road safety charities.

The campaign hopes to raise awareness of the dangers motorists cause when they drive while using a hand-held phone, not wearing their seat belt and not using their headlights in the darker evenings and mornings.

And today, Star readers are asked to show they back the campaign by collecting car stickers from our offices and displaying them proudly in Suffolk neighbourhoods.


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The stickers give you the chance to show careless drivers there behaviour is not tolerated in our county.

Last year there were 33 deaths on Suffolk roads and so far this year there have already been 36.

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Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “Unfortunately there are still far too many people breaking road safety laws put in place to make our community safe.

“We started this campaign in an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers people cause on the roads by not carrying out these three simple rules.

“We hope that by doing that the numbers of accidents in our community will fall.”

N To get a sticker, call in to our offices at 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.

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n Do you think too many drivers forget to use their lights, drive while using mobiles and choose not to wear a seat belt? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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