News in brief
Stolen bike recovered
A stolen red, white and black CRF Endura trial bike has been recovered by police in Lancaster. It is believed to have been stolen from the Garstang area. If you can assist with regard to the identification and return to ownership of this vehicle please call 101 and quote log reference 0176 of 24/10/13.
Police issue winter safety advice
Police have issued safety advice for homeowners with the onset of darker evenings. Make your property appear to be occupied before you actually get home by linking televisions, radios and lights to timers. Check bulbs in outside lights to check they haven’t failed over the summer months. If possible utilise PIR sensors to light up your property.
Winter road safety message
Consider checking your vehicle’s roadworthiness as the weather changes and it gets darker earlier say police. In the last few weeks officers from the Roads Policing Unit had to stop people who were driving in twilight and poor visibility. The motorists only had their daylight running lights on and not their side or full beam headlights. This meant that they were able to be seen from the front but had no lights illuminated at the back of the car, therefore making the vehicle difficult to see.This creates a danger to other motorists in that when approaching a vehicle in poor visibility or twilight they are unable to see the un-illuminated car. Each year as the clocks change the number of collisions rises in the evening and twilight and this has been shown to be one of the highest risk times to drive. Ensure that you have the correct lights illuminated.