Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Warning over ‘one-eyed monster’ vehicles with just one headlight

PUBLISHED: 11:57 10 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 10 November 2018

Picture: GREGG BROWN

Picture: GREGG BROWN

Archant

Motorists have been urged to check their vehicles’ headlamps are working properly after police Tweeted about the danger of “one-eyed monsters” with just one light along the A12.

Officers from Halesworth Police Tweeted a link to Suffolk Constabulary’s guidance on driving in bad weather after reportedly seeing a number of cars with defective headlights between Martlesham and Halesworth.

Officers Tweeted: “Is your vehicle ready for winter? Just driven to Martlesham down the A12 from Halesworth this morning and must have seen at least a half dozen or more ‘one eyed monsters’.”

Suffolk police’s winter driving advice includes the tip to “make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs”.

However it also encourages motorists to “make sure you are aware of what is happening around you” and ensure they are leaving enough distance for cars in front.

The advice adds: “When visibility is reduced, use dipped headlights.

“Don’t leave your lights on full beam when approaching or following other motorists. It dazzles other drivers and can cause them to be distracted or even blinded, which is dangerous.”

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

An Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for four months.

With Christmas around the corner, Suffolk has retail temp jobs a plenty - but which jobs in other sectors are getting increasingly tough to fill?

A special fire service vehicle is taking to the streets of Suffolk highlighting the range of work and opportunities within the service.

Clouds will be few and far between today as the sun shows its face over Suffolk.

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

The sea wall of an island off the coast of Suffolk is being lowered by almost half a metre to prevent it flooding in stormy weather.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24