Free 'blindspot' mirrors on offer for Knutsford farmers in a bid to prevent accidents

Knutsford Guardian: Free 'blindspot' mirrors on offer for Knutsford farmers in a bid to prevent accidents Free 'blindspot' mirrors on offer for Knutsford farmers in a bid to prevent accidents

KNUTSFORD police is offering free blindspot mirrors to the farming community in a bid to stop accidents on the roads between cars and agricultural machines.

At 8.45am on Tuesday, July 8 , officers responded to reports of an accident involving a tractor and a bus on Stocks Lane, Over Peover, Knutsford.

No one was injured in the incident.

But officers from the station on Toft Road said they wanted to use this incident to remind the users of agricultural machinery such as tractors to take care with front and rear loading equipment.

They added that in the interests of Health and Safety they should employ where possible a ‘banksman/woman’ to be an extra pair of eyes and ears to monitor equipment coming out of side roads and entrances.

PC Mike Dawber, who is Knutsford Rural Beat Officer, said: "This morning’s incident could have been much worse and serves as a timely reminder.

“Cheshire Police has been working to reduce road traffic collisions involving agricultural machinery and we will continue to do so.

“In an attempt to reduce these collisions, anyone who would like free ‘blindspot’ mirrors for agricultural machinery courtesy of the Police, can contact me at Knutsford Police Station on 101.”

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