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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a collision on A661 Harrogate Road near Spofforth. It happened at around 4.45pm Sunday 30 December 2018 and involved a black BMW 3 series heading in the Harrogate direction, driven by a 23 year old man from the Wetherby area . This vehicle left the…

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North Yorkshire Police has urged motorists to slow down on the county’s roads after revealing it has caught drivers doing more than 80mph in residential areas. The figures, broken down by district, show the highest speed recorded in any 30mph zone in the region during the last 18-months was in Harrogate, where a driver was…

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The first batch of Operation Cracker visits got underway yesterday – part of a campaign to safeguard older Yorkshire coast residents this Christmas. Operation Cracker is a festive initiative to help protect vulnerable people in Filey and Eastfield over the winter months. Officers and volunteers from North Yorkshire Police are working with the Westway Open…

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A new campaign has been launched to highlight how safe tyres can minimise the risks faced by drivers and their young passengers. ‘Home Safely on Safe Tyres’ has been devised by TyreSafe – a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres The…

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Motorists are being urged to check their vehicle is ready for cold conditions before the winter weather sets in. Drivers are advised to carry out a several basic checks, which will take around five minutes. By catching any problems early, North Yorkshire Police hopes motorists will have time to fix them before snow or ice…

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A ‘new and improved’ Highway Code, announced on the 18 October 2018, will help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads, according to the DfT. The new Highway Code will highlight how to avoid the dangers of close passing a cyclist, and encourage people to adopt the ‘Dutch reach’, a method of opening a…

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