As the nights draw in, Bolton Council’s road safety team is encouraging all road users to exercise greater care.
With the clocks going back one hour this Sunday (October 31) many people will be making journeys in the dark.
Parents can help to ensure that children walking to and from school can be seen more easily by other road users, if they wear some form of reflective material. Parents are advised that fluorescent colours do not show up in the dark.
When driving during busy school times, motorists are asked to look well ahead, slow down and be prepared to stop for school crossing patrols who may be helping children to cross busy roads.
With winter rapidly approaching drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys to enable them to clear ice and mist from windscreens, windows, lights and mirrors.
Councillor Akhtar Zaman, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: “Following the advice of the road safety team could help to reduce road casualties over the winter months. Maintaining good visibility may help motorists to avoid a collision.”