Timely warning to be bright

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ROAD safety bosses are encouraging pedestrians to ‘be bright, be seen’ as the clocks go back this weekend.

The message from South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership comes as the Department for Transport mounts a national campaign.

TV adverts will highlight the importance of finding a safe place to cross the road.

Ken Wheat, manager for the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, said: “If you’re a motorist then you’ll know how difficult it can be to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor.

“With the clocks changing this weekend I would encourage all parents to remind their children about the Green Cross Code and ensure they are wearing bright or reflective clothing.

“We would also ask drivers and riders to remain vigilant and check the condition of their vehicles as winter draws near.”