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.
Around 700 young people from the Scottish Borders have been taking part in a driving course aimed at cutting the number of accidents involving novice motorists.
Instructors teach the students about car control and understanding safety systems.
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:
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:
Young drivers are being given the chance to take part in an advanced drivers course for free.
Drivers under the age of 26 can have the £149 fee refunded upon completion of the course.
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.