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.
A week long campaign to help protect vulnerable road users in Dumfries and Galloway is being launched.
Police Scotland is aiming to raise awareness of the risks associated with pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists.
Rural roads are particularly busy at this time of the year with local festivities like the "Riding of the Marches" and country fairs.
The aim of the campaign is to:
- To reduce the number of casualties resulting from road collisions and improve road user behaviour
- To raise awareness and highlight the risks associated with vulnerable road users
- To interact with vulnerable road users and drivers to raise awareness through education and enforcement
- To enforce the core road traffic offences which contribute to road collision casualties