Advice to drivers and pedestrians following fatal collisions

Police are reminding drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant on the roads following several fatal collisions in Derbyshire in recent months.

Officers are urging pedestrians to make use of pelican and zebra crossings and make sure they are visible at night and in bad weather.

Drivers should be pay particularly attention to pedestrians who may be about to cross the road – do not assume that they have seen or heard you.

The advice comes after several fatal collisions involving pedestrians in the county, including on the A61 at Shirland on January 10, on Dale Road, Buxton on February 5 and on High Lane, Ridgeway on November 26.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, of Roads Policing, said: “Pedestrians should make sure they wear reflective clothing when walking at night and in bad weather.

“Take particular care when crossing roads, no matter how busy or rural they are. Always look for a safe crossing point.”