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#Drive to Arrive is police New Year message: never be tempted to drink and drive

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Welcome to my final blog of this year – 2021 seems to have flown by!

This is the time of the year when we traditionally see an increase in opportunist crime, and I mentioned last month some of our top tips for crime prevention with our #Keep It Christmas campaign.

During this festive period if you are aware that a neighbour is away, I would ask that you please keep an eye on their property and to contact us if you see anything suspicious.

Sergeant Wesley Hornigold.
Sergeant Wesley Hornigold.

Remember, you can report non-emergency incidents via our 101 number or via our online reporting forms at www.norfolk.police.uk.

In an emergency always dial 999. If you are out celebrating with friends and family, please know your limits and look out for other members of your group. Please stay safe on our roads during this period.

The weather is now taking a turn for worse, and temperatures have really dropped off with some hard over-night frosts and foggy mornings.

Police across the region are cracking down on drink drivers during the festive season,
Police across the region are cracking down on drink drivers during the festive season,

Remember to always #Drive to Arrive – it is always best to arrive late than never get there at all.

Have a plan for any New Year’s parties; who is the driver for the night? Are you getting a taxi, or have you arranged for a lift from a family friend? Whatever you do never be tempted to drink and drive.

You could end up ruining someone else’s life as well as your own. There is no excuse, and our annual Christmas Drink-Drive campaign is still in full effect.

With the cold and dark mornings and nights whether you are driving to or from work or making a social journey make sure your vehicle is fully road legal and ready to take on the weather.

Make sure tyres, fluid levels, lights and batteries are checked and ready for the demands that this time of the year presents.

Also, take a little extra time in the morning to make sure your windscreens are fully defrosted and clear prior to starting any journey, and be prepared for ice on the roads. Please keep safe and remember not to leave any vehicle unattended while the engine is running.

With this being the last monthly article before Christmas, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and very safe New Year. I and my officers look forward to continuing working and meeting with you all in the next year.

Until next time, look after each other and stay safe.

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