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POLICE are urging motorcyclists and car drivers to take extra care after a string of fatalities.

As the weather has got warmer and more motorcyclists take to the roads, there have been a number of fatal collisions in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Police said all users of the road needed to be more vigilant.

Sergeant Carl Knapp, of Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘It is important that all road users respect each others’ right to use the roads and take that extra effort to look out for each other.

‘If you are a driver of a four-wheeled vehicle, remember that a bike is smaller and harder to see.

‘Before you manoeuvre, make sure that you look and then look again.

‘If you are the rider of a powered two-wheeler a key question to ask yourself is “Have they seen me?”.’

He added that police would be stepping up patrols of the stretches of road where collisions have occurred.