A winter road safety campaign has been launched aimed at both pedestrians and drivers.
Regional transport body Nestrans has teamed up with Getabout and Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) to promote the issue, while urging residents to take appropriate safety measures when travelling in darker hours.
Acting director Rab Dickson said: “At Nestrans we are committed to safe travel, especially during dark and inclement conditions. This campaign reinforces the importance of road safety, reminding pedestrians and motorists to stay visible and travel cautiously during the winter months.”
Pedestrian casualties are highest during winter months and accidents can be caused by a number of reasons such as minimal daylight, poor weather conditions, and a high volume of traffic.
The campaign aims to highlight ways people can minimise these risks by taking simple steps such as looking for a safe place to cross and wearing bright, visible clothing.
Drivers must ensure their vehicle lights are working, driving slowly in adverse weather conditions and checking for pedestrians at crossings.
The winter-long campaign aligns with #LightUp, a national event hosted by Cycle Law Scotland and Police Scotland which promotes safe cycling.