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Road safety message for students in Peterborough

742 people were injured on Peterborough's roads last year. Credit: PA

Students in Peterborough are to be taught road safety after 742 people were injured in the city last year.

Schools will be taking part in Brake Road Safety Week which runs from 19 November to 25 November.

It includes offering online modules to young drivers to help them improve their risk management.

Jenny Wright, from Peterborough City Council, said: "Students and parents are encouraged to use the roads correctly remembering the basics of stop look and listen, to be aware of their surroundings and other road users and of the dangers of using phones."

PC Jon Morris, casualty reduction officer for Cambridgeshire Police, added: "I would like to remind drivers that they should ensure their vehicles are fit for the changing weather conditions, check lights are working, ensure washer bottle is kept topped up and put additive in the water to prevent freezing.

"Don’t drive off unless windscreen and side windows are clear of any ice and be mindful that stopping distances will increase as the weather deteriorates.”