Motorists and cyclists urged to be courteous on Whaley Bridge roads

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Motorists and cyclists are being urged to be vigilant following reports of unsafe driving and breaching access only road signs in Whaley Bridge.

Police officers from the town are reminding motorists and cyclists to be considerate when driving in the town, and pay particular attention to access only roads.

Local residents have spoken to the team about motorists using access only roads as a cut through or parking along them, preventing other drivers from passing safely. This includes using Old Road as a shortcut to bypass traffic lights in the town.

Tracy Jones from the Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Old Road in an access only road and should only be used by residents, visitors to an address or access to one of the business premises.

“We would like to remind drivers who are using Old Road as a short cut, that they are committing offences under the road traffic act and could be liable for prosecution.

“We are also asking cyclists to be courteous and responsible when driving along the road. The pavements are narrow which sometimes leaves people having to walk into the road to pass with pushchairs or when out walking their dog, so we are asking cyclists to slow down to help keep our roads safe.”

To speak to Sergeant Denis Murphy, PC Graham Mason or PCSO Tracy Jones from the team, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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