A spate of crashes involving motorcyclists over last weekend has sparked a police warning to drivers in the north-east.
Police have warned people to exercise caution on roads in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray after 11 road collisions involving motorcyclists since last Friday.
Of this number, three people were left with serious injuries.
The police road safety call comes following a warning to motorists in May after 12 serious collisions between May 13 and May 18 in Aberdeenshire.
These included one motorcyclist being killed, six being seriously injured and four escaping with minor injuries.
And yesterday a police inspector claimed that the recent humid weather could be linked to the increase of motorcyclists taking to north-east roads.
Road policing inspector Ewan Innes said: “In the main the majority have managed to enjoy the roads without issue. However, a total of 11 collisions over the period of the weekend is disappointing.
“I appreciate that the majority of motorcyclist ride sensibly, however I would reiterate that it is vital that riders do ride to their own ability, particularly when in groups.”
He added: “I am not implying blame on the part of the motorcyclists or any other motorists, and that is not the purpose of this message.
“We need drivers to take more responsibility and be more aware of the risks on the roads.”