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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

Cumbria Police: Young people risk losing their license if they text and drive

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Cumbria Police is warning young drivers they risk losing their licence if caught on the phone.

From March, anyone caught will be given six penalty points.

Newly qualified drivers have their license revoked if they reach six points within two years of passing:

You've got to ask yourself how urgent or serious is a text message that you would put yourself at risk your families lives at risk or other members of the public at risk i fail to see that many text messages going on now will be of that sort of standard.

– Chief Inspector Andy Wilkinson


WATCH: Fewer Borders young drivers taking up advanced motoring courses

The organisers of an advanced motoring course for young drivers in the Borders, says attendance figures are down.

Figures from Police Scotland show that almost a third of accidents involve drivers under the age of 25.

One grieving father says that his son might still be alive if the teenager who caused his death had been a better driver:

WATCH: Young drivers take the wheel

A scheme is underway in the Scottish Borders to teach young teenagers how to drive, long before they're old enough to take the test.

The idea is to build their road awareness skills, and ensure they're fully prepared to take the wheel.

ITV Border's Matthew Taylor has this report.

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