Police in Norfolk and Suffolk have launched an operation to improve road safety and reduce collisions as the darker nights set in.
Collision rates tend to increase at this time of year and police are warning drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday 31 October.
Operation Dark Nights will see officers carrying out roadside checks throughout the next month focusing on defect offences involving lights, tyres, windscreens and screen wash and anything else which may impact on the roadworthiness of a vehicle.
The aim is to educate drivers about the risks of driving with defective vehicles while also enforcing offences where appropriate. The operation which was launched Friday 15 October will run in both counties for a month ending on Monday 15 November