Posts By: Jackie Speakman

Road Safety GB is encouraging all road users to help reduce the strain on the emergency services during the coronavirus pandemic by taking extra care when making essential journeys, with support from the Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign. On 23 March, prime minister Boris Johnson announced a series of measures to delay the spread of…

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Dozens of high visibility road signs have been installed across key routes in North Yorkshire in the latest move to stop unwelcome visitors descending on the county’s beauty spots during the national lockdown.  As the first weekend of May approaches, North Yorkshire is bracing itself for another wave of those flouting the Covid-19 rules, which…

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Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer has dealt with some of the most serious crashes in North Yorkshire, and investigated exactly how they happened. Here he reveals the easiest change you can make to the way you drive to prevent one. Insight: Sergeant Pete Stringer It still gives me goose pimples when I think about the first…

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were seriously injured on the A61 near Melmerby. At about 1.40pm on Saturday 7 September 2019, a Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling towards Ripon on the A61. The motorcycle was being ridden by a man in his 50s with a female passenger who is believed to be in…

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Officers arrested an “exceptionally high” number of drink and drug drivers this weekend Police have arrested 18 suspected drink and drug drivers in a single weekend. Officers have warned that further action will be taken this month to get intoxicated motorists off North Yorkshire’s roads.  Called Operation Attention, it will involve extra around-the-clock enforcement activities…

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