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Drivers in North Yorkshire Urged To Check Lights

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10:51am 16th February 2014

Motorists across North Yorkshire are being urged by the County Council's road safety team to check their vehicles for faulty lights, as increasing numbers of cars can be seen with a headlight or rear light out.

Many drivers throughout the winter months have been travelling to and from work in the dark and with the increased use of car lights the more lights tend to fail.

North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Road Safety, County Councillor Gareth Dadd said: "Lights are not just there for the driver to see the road they are also for other road users to see the oncoming vehicle.

"Driving with faulty lights is both dangerous and against the law. Whatever it costs to have a bulb replaced will be cheaper than a fine or a crash."

The road safety team are suggesting car owners to check their lights daily and not to wait for their next service or MOT to get them fixed.

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