Saturday 5 November 2022

UNMARKED police cars, vans and motorcycles will be out in force across the region on Tuesday, along with additional safety camera usage, as part of a casualty reduction day of action organised by the Safer Roads Humber Partnership. 

In addition, the partnership is working with East Yorkshire Buses and will be utilising a bus to get a better view of road users in a bid to detect other driving offences, such as not wearing a seat belt and using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. 

The casualty reduction day will also see increased operations by the Humberside Police roads policing unit, while the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be focusing on local issues such as anti-social driving behaviour, breach of weight limits and other offences. Volunteers from the Community Speed Watch teams will also be operating in some areas.

IN SPITE of strike action by the RMT Union being called off for today, Monday and next Wednesday, rail companies say services will still be affected. Hull Trains say there will be no services running today but they do hope a normal service will operate from Monday. Meanwhile, Northern, who run services through Beverley, are warning of reduced services today and Monday but hope a fuller service will run on Wednesday.

Northern’s chief operating officer Tricia Williams told us: “We can confirm that the much reduced service strike timetable will still run on Saturday and Monday as the reintroduction of a timetable is complex and can take several days to do.” She continued: “We continue to advise customers not travel on these days. We are working up a plan to run a fuller service on Wednesday – customers should visit our strike page for most up to date information.”