Police urge motorists to stay safe on roads

Police Scotland is urging road users throughout the North-East to remain safe on the region’s roads following a number of serious and fatal collisions.

Drivers are reminded of the need to slow down and allow extra time for journeys due to the darker nights and mornings, falling temperature, a low sun and wet road surfaces.

Inspector Ewan Innes, from the Aberdeenshire and Moray Road Policing Unit, said: “Over the past few weeks we have unfortunately experienced a number of collisions that have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries.

“While each collision has its own set of circumstances, some of which are still being investigated, I would urge all road users to think carefully about their own safety and the safety of others before and while making any journey on the roads.

“Through Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) road policing and divisional officers will continue to focus our patrols on those roads which we know have a high collision history and will make every effort to detect and report the minority of motorists who continue to drive in a manner that puts the lives of others and themselves at risk.”