Road safety campaign is launched
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.
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