ROAD users are being urged to check their vehicle’s lights are working properly as darker nights draw in.

North Yorkshire’s road safety team has issued the plea following the end of British Summer Time, when clocks went back an hour.

Drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists are being advised to carry out simple checks.

The Be Bright and Be Seen campaign is also targetting pedestrians.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for road safety, said: “Many drivers and riders will not have used their lights for some months, so before travelling in darkness they should make sure not only that their vehicle’s lights are working, but that they are also regularly cleaned.

“It’s about seeing and being seen, and everyone can play their part.”

Pedestrians are advised to wear something bright and reflective after dark or in poor visibility.