DERBYSHIRE: Get ready for holiday traffic

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Road safety chiefs are urging motorists to plan ahead for an easier journey during the busy summer holiday season.

Mike Ashworth, chairman of Derbyshire and Derby Road Safety Partnership: “At this time of year lots of holidaymakers will be using motorways and trunk roads to travel outside their own region.

“We’re encouraging holidaymakers to take the stress out of long and unfamiliar journeys by planning ahead and checking their car battery, oil, tyres and lights before setting off.”

Mr Ashworth added: “The Highways Agency is responsible for managing these roads and it offers motorists a range of services designed to make journey planning easier.”

For real-time traffic information, you can visit the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.

Alternatively, download the Highways Agency’s free app for iPhone and Android devices.