Police Scotland has launched its annual winter road safety campaign.

The force is encouraging West Dunbartonshire motorists to carry out checks on their vehicles to ensure they are prepared for the winter.  

Chief superintendent, Louise Blakelock, said: “I would encourage drivers to check their vehicles before we experience the first of the wintry conditions. Some simple steps can be taken to prepare such as checking lights on vehicles to make sure they are in good working order, ensure tyres have sufficient tread, check windscreen washer fluid levels and look out scrapers for clearing frost and ice from your vehicle.

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“As the nights get darker, I would also ask pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to ensure they are visible to other road users.”

More tips can be found on Police Scotland’s website.