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Safer September for Road Users
Road users urged to have Safer September following motorcyclistsí deaths
Following the deaths of three motorcyclists on Moray and Aberdeenshire roads in two months, road users are being told to have a "Safer September".
Two riders and one pillion passenger have died in the area since July, prompting the two councils to encourage motorists to be vigilant.
Aberdeenshire and Moray have numerous routes which provide great opportunities to see the north-east at its best, however, thinking about road safety throughout your journey can make it a much safer experience.
Councillor Peter Argyle, Chair of Aberdeenshire Councilís Infrastructure Services Committee and the councilís Deputy Leader, said:
"North-east roads can be very busy during the summer months and with autumn now approaching, September is often seen by motorcyclists as one of the final months where good riding conditions are available.
Leader of Moray Council, Cllr George Alexander, said the recent death toll is distressing for all. He said:
"Motorcycling is clearly growing as a leisure pursuit, which on our rural roads is perfectly understandable.
Police Scotland Road Policing Inspector Jon Barron said:
"I am acutely aware of the desperately tragic toll following road traffic collisions and that too many families have suffered and are continuing to suffer across our area.
The "Safer September" message is simple; enjoy travelling in the north-east, but remain focussed on your driving, riding and the road around you.
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