Po­lice is­sue win­ter warn­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

As we head to­wards win­ter, po­lice in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are warn­ing driv­ers not to make their ve­hi­cles easy tar­gets.

De­spite the sun shin­ing this week, the cooler morn­ings are upon us and po­lice say it’s im­por­tant driv­ers don’t get caught out.

Chief in­spec­tor Pat O’Cal­laghan said: “The colder morn­ings will be­gin to start soon, so please don’t fall into the trap of de­frost­ing your car and leav­ing the keys in the ig­ni­tion while you go back in­side to get ready for work.

‘This is still a com­mon habit that some fall into, and for the un­lucky few it can also end up be­ing a costly one.

“Al­low that ex­tra 10 min­utes in the morn­ing to de­frost your car and don’t leave your ve­hi­cle unat­tended. Please also take 10 min­utes to check your ve­hi­cle is fit for win­ter by an­swer­ing these ques­tions: Are your lights work­ing? Do you have screen wash? Do you have a small emer­gency sup­ply (wa­ter, blan­kets, non­per­ish­able food) if you get stuck in ad­verse weather?

“These are all worth­while ques­tions you should be ask­ing your­self as win­ter comes in.”

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