Road Safety: Cumbria drivers urged to stick to speed limits

A campaign has been launched in Cumbria to highlight dangers, and reduce the number of injuries, of highways staff working on motorways and major roads.

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'Slow down and show some respect'

It can be a dangerous and, at times, a demoralising job.

Eight people died working on England's motorways and major A roads between 2009 and 2013, and a minority of drivers also spit at and throw things at roadworkers.

Now, the Highways Agency and emergency services in Cumbria have started a new campaign urging drivers to slow down and show some respect.

Katie Hunter reports:

Cumbria drivers urged to stick to speed limit

The Highways Agency and emergency services in Cumbria are urging drivers to stick to temporary speed limits on motorways.

They've released footage of a lorry on the M6 crashing through cones and narrowly missing a breakdown vehicle. Eight people died while working on England's motorways and major A-roads between 2009 and 2013.

It's hoped the campaign will encourage drivers to slow down and respect roadworkers:

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