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East Riding postcodes top best places in Yorkshire to live list

Four postcode areas in the East Riding have been named in the top five most desirable places to live in Yorkshire.

Little Weighton - makes it to Yorkshire's most desirable places to live list
Little Weighton - makes it to Yorkshire's most desirable places to live list Credit: ITV Yorkshire

In a list produced by Royal Mail, the area around Anlaby and Willerby, topped the list, with Brough and North Cave, coming in second. The HU20 postcode took the third spot, while YO43, taking in Market Weighton, came fifth. The list looked at employment opportunities, as well as education and crime rates.

Facts and figures: Seatbelt safety

Humberside Police say they have started a new crackdown on seatbelt dodgers to try to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by people ignoring the rules. They say:

  • 15% of front-seat passengers comply with current seatbelt laws
  • 50% of back-seat passengers comply with current seatbelt laws
  • 370 deaths could be prevented with better enforcement
  • 7000 serious injuries could be prevented with better enforcement

Extra police patrols catch seatbelt dodgers

It is something most of us do without thinking when we get into a car - reach for the seatbelt and fasten ourselves in. But today a crackdown has started on those who ignore the safety rules. Road safety officers from Humberside Police are putting on extra patrols for the next month as part of a new crackdown. James Webster joined them this morning:

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Humberside Police start month-long seatbelt crackdown

Police officer on seatbelt patrol in Grimsby
Police officer on seatbelt patrol in Grimsby Credit: ITV News Calendar

Humberside Police are starting a month-long crackdown on drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt. They say 15% of front-seat passengers and half of those on the back-seat ignore the rules. For the next month extra patrols will be taking place to catch those not wearing a seatbelt.

"By raising awareness it is hoped to increase seat belt wearing compliance levels through enforcement, education and encouragement. A driver is responsible for him/herself and for any passenger under the age of 14 years. Any passenger 14 years of age and over is responsible for their own seatbelt."

– Casualty Reduction Roads Policing Officer, PC Barry Gardner

This Week's Weather Prospects from JON MITCHELL

by JON MITCHELL
Low Ackworth sunset
The last sunset of August 2014 over Low Ackworth. Credit: LES PARSONS

High pressure is coming this week, that means dry, sunny and hot weather, right? Wrong! or at least partly wrong. Atmospheric pressure is measured by a barometer and high pressure on a weather chart is as a result of descending air. This descending air warms through compression and helps to dissolve clouds in the higher layers of the troposphere (the lowest part of the atmosphere). Sadly, this process is not always effective in dissolving layers of cloud in the lowest few thousand feet of the atmosphere and this is going to be a problem this coming week.

High pressure over the Baltic Sea.
High pressure is in the 'wrong place' Credit: Met Office/ITV Weather

The high pressure this coming week is centred over Scandinavia which, in a way, is in 'the wrong place'. Surface winds blow clock-wise around a 'high' so winds will be coming into eastern England from the North Sea. This keeps the lowest layers of the atmosphere cool and moist - ideal for cloud development. The cloud won't be thick enough for significant rain, so at least it's good news for farmers and growers in that respect, but it will be stubborn at times and reluctant to break to allow the sun to shine. Indeed it is more likely to break to the lee of the Pennines i.e. Lancashire and Cumbria. Where the sun does pop out though it will feel warm. High pressure and thus dry weather at the moment (Monday lunchtime) looks likely to stay until the middle of September. As always, forecasts can change, especially in the longer range so keep up to date with the very latest forecast.

JON MITCHELL

Humberside police launch seatbelt campaign

Humberside Police begin a month-long seat belt campaign today. Officers say only 85% of front seat passengers and 50% of rear seat passengers comply with the seatbelt laws - and that 370 deaths and 7000 serious injuries could be prevented on the roads each year.

Campaign will run all month
Campaign will run all month Credit: PA

The campaign will focus on educating people around the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt and making sure that children have the correct restraints in place, when travelling in a vehicle.

Officers from across the force will enforcing the campaign at a number of locations during the month of September.

If compliance rates can be increased, the severity of injury in the event of a road collision can be reduced dramatically. By raising awareness it is hoped to increase seat belt wearing compliance levels through enforcement, education and encouragement. A driver is responsible for him/herself and for any passenger under the age of 14 years. Officers from Humberside Police Roads Policing Team will be increasing high visibility policing activity with a view to not only disrupting, preventing and detecting criminal activity but also to reduce road collisions and casualties, particularly those involving death and serious injury."

– Casualty Reduction Roads Policing Officer, PC Barry Gardner,
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