Cutting M62 death toll

Police in West Yorkshire are working in a bid to cut the death toll on the M62.

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Police are cracking down on motorists whose reckless driving is putting lives at risk on one of the region's busiest motorways.

There's been more than 900 accidents on the M62 in West Yorkshire over the last five years - eleven of which were fatal - and police are promising to increase patrols to cut down on driving habits which lead to serious accidents.

Lorry drivers particularly have also come in for strong criticism for "tail-gating" cars. David Hirst reports.


Police aim to cut M62 death toll

Police in West Yorkshire are starting a campaign to cut the amount of deaths in accidents on the M62.

It comes nearly two weeks after a collision between a lorry and a minibus which was on its way to a hen party in Liverpool.

On average there have been 13 accidents a month over the last five years.

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