Promoting safe summer driving in Angus

With the onset of the finer weather, the Tayside Police Summer Road Safety Campaign kicks off in Angus at various venues to promote road safety for drivers.

These events are aimed at educating and advising road users of the hazards associated with failing to wear seatbelts, failing to have children in appropriate car seats, drink driving and speeding.

The objectives are to promote awareness of these issues to members of the public and as a result significantly reduce road traffic collisions and road casualties throughout Scotland’s roads.

Officers from road policing will be present at the events to answer any driving or motor vehicle related questions. Tayside Safety Camera Partnership will attend some of the events where drivers can try out a driving simulator which will gauge their hazard perception and reaction times.

Police Community Liaison Officers will also be in attendance at some of the events.

Information will be available about vehicle maintenance, child car seats, the dangers of drink and drug driving and general road safety advice.

These events will be taking place at the following venues: - Saturday, May 26 from 10 am to 3.30 pm at Tesco, Castle Street, Forfar.

Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Angus Show, on the outtksirts of Brechin.