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Nottinghamshire Police begin road safety campaign

A campaign has started to help keep Nottinghamshire road users safe.

Ch Insp Andy Charlton said due to financial constraints, more people were choosing to walk or ride to work.

As well as reminding drivers to buckle up, keep to the speed limits and not drink and drive, motorcyclists will be offered a free riding assessment.

If they complete the one-day Institute of Advanced Motorists course, bikers will be given a fluorescent "Think Bike" backpack.

"We know times are hard for everyone and we are all cutting back but that doesn't mean safety should be compromised," said Ch Insp Charlton.

"Spring time sees lighter nights and more people using the roads, whether that be heading out for an evening walk or getting out their motorbike or bicycle for the first time.

"We would urge everyone to be responsible and take care whenever they venture out, whatever mode of transport is chosen."

The campaign will run until the end of the month.

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