Police launch campaign to keep vulnerable road users safe

Police Scotland has launched a new campaign aimed at keeping vulnerable road users safe.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 4:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:13 pm
The new campaign aims to keep people safe. Pic: John Devlin

All this week, (July 4-8) police in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scottish Borders, Fife and Forth Valley will provide a range of advice and guidance aimed at keeping pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists safe on the roads.

In addition, the campaign will look to ensure that motorists, van drivers and HGV drivers are also mindful of their responsibilities when utilising the road network.

Inspector Vinnie Fisher from the Road Policing Unit at Fettes in Edinburgh said: “This campaign is not only to ensure vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and those who use bicycles and motorcycles stay safe; it’s to make sure other vehicle operators are mindful that we share the road network and that we must do all we can to keep each other safe.

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“Reducing the number of casualties on our roads is a priority for Police Scotland and this initiative is about enlisting the support and assistance of the public in helping us to achieve our goals.

“Over the next few days we will be sharing a number of safety messages through our various platforms and I would ask our communities in East Scotland to check out their relevant police social media accounts to see what we’re doing.

“We also offer road safety advice on our website at www.scotland.police.uk.”