Gritty Gritty Bang Bang and Alexander the Grit are two of the names chosen for Leicestershire’s gritting fleet by children living in the county.
Leicestershire County Council had more than 200 entries to its ‘Name the Gritter’ competition, whoch is designed to highlight the dangers of driving in winter conditions.
Cllr Lesley Pendleton said: ”This has been a fun way to highlight an important message – that driving in winter conditions can be dangerous.
“It can take drivers up to 10 times longer to stop on an icy road. Despite the efforts of our gritters, drivers are warned never to assume that any road is completely ice-free during winter.”
For further information contact Liz Goodman on 0116 305 8341