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Friday 25 September 2015, 2:32 PM

Police appeal for slow moving motorists to pull into lay-by’s more often, if possible

Police are asking tractor drivers and other slow moving vehicles to make a point of pulling into lay-by’s more often, to allow motorists to get past safely.

Concern has been raised to police about slow-moving tractors holding up traffic along the A40 Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye road, and causing long tailbacks.

This risks tempting motorists to overtake when it is not safe to do so.

PC Richard Simpson, of Forest Local Policing Area, said:

“When tractors and other slow moving vehicles don’t pull over when they have the chance to do so, in order to let traffic past, they can cause obstructions and long tailbacks, and they may be committing offence.”

The support of slow moving motorists in keeping the traffic moving is much appreciated.