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Motorists in D&G warned to be alert of 'vulnerable road users'

Police say more children will be using roads during the schools' summer holidays Credit: PA

Dumfries and Galloway are reminding motorists to remain aware of the increased amount of "vulnerable road users" over the summer.

Due to the start of school holidays, police say roads around the region may get busier with more people, especially children, opting to walk, cycle or even horseback during the summer.

I ask that drivers be mindful of how busy the roads network can be at this time of year with children off school on holiday and out and about on our roads, whether in town or in the countryside. The roads in the region are there to be shared by all motorists, including older, learner and inexperienced drivers, as well as other vulnerable groups such as pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. We all have a duty to help each other stay safe. Parents and those who care for children and young people should have the relevant conversation with them about road safety in general. Reducing the number of casualties on our roads is a priority for Police Scotland, however we all need to work together to help achieve this goal.

– Police Scotland Roads Policing Inspector Campbell Moffat

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