Road safety cam­paign is launched

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traf­fic. They can be a bit un­nerv­ing at first but keep in mind there are plenty of marked pass­ing places.’

Coun­cil­lor Char­lie Ni­col­son, who chairs the OHCSP added: ‘In­creased safety sig­nage will be in­stalled at is­land ports of en­try with ac­com­pa­ny­ing multi-lin­gual in­for­ma­tion leaflets and post­cards dis­trib­uted via our part­ners at High­lands and Is­lands Air­ports Flybe/ Lo­ganair, CalMac, VisitS­cot­land, and through car and camper van hire com­pa­nies.’ ini­tia­tive, Coun­cil­lor John MacKay said: ‘We wel­come all vis­i­tors to the is­lands and wish them a safe trip, filled with happy mem­o­ries. A handy tip might be to place a vis­ual re­minder on your dash­board to re­mind your to drive on the left.

‘Driv­ing and sight­see­ing can be tir­ing so we re­quest that driv­ers take fre­quent breaks and avoid spend­ing too many hours be­hind the wheel in one day.

‘Re­mem­ber, sin­gle-track roads mean just that: one lane of tar­mac for all TO RAISE visi­tor aware­ness, the Outer He­brides Com­mu­nity Safety Part­ner­ship (OHCSP), in as­so­ci­a­tion with Po­lice Scot­land and Road Safety Scot­land, is cam­paign­ing to ad­vise over­seas driv­ers and mo­tor­cy­clists about safe road travel.

They want to ad­vise vis­i­tors on the cor­rect use of sin­gle-track roads, to drive on the left at all times and to be es­pe­cially mind­ful of the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists.

Com­ment­ing on the

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