By Oliver Hall
Motorists in West Cheshire are being urged to stay safe and legal on the roads this winter with the launch of a new police initiative.
Traffic officers from across Cheshire Constabulary’s Western Area will be carrying out routine checks on everything from tyres to lights as part of the operation which is running from now until into the New Year.
Along with the tyres and lights, the officers checking windscreen wash levels and looking for any defects which could put the safety of the driver and any passengers at risk.
Officers will also be on hand to offer safety advice to motorists travelling through the western roads and reminded them about the dangers of drink or drug driving.
Anyone caught using a vehicle illegally could have their vehicle seized or face prosecution.
Other forces across the UK have also launched similar campaigns to help motorists stay safe and legal this winter.