Be Bright Be Seen

Stay safe and look out for each other on the roads now the darker months are upon us - that's the message for road users at a series of events this week.

Pop along and meet the team at one of our free Be Bright Be Seen events - kicking off at the Meadows today, Monday 29 October - and get lots of tips on staying safe now the clocks have gone back. 

Event details:

  • Middle Meadow Walk (at North Meadow Walk) - Monday 29 October, 4-6pm
  • King’s Buildings Square - Tuesday 30 October, 4-6pm
  • Western General Hospital, Outpatients' Department, Porterfield Road - Wednesday 31 October, 7-9am
  • the Sighthill Campus of Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College at Sighthill Court -Thursday 1 November, 2.30-4.30pm

Bike with lights

Police Scotland will be supporting the events and, while on patrol, engaging with motorists who do not give those who cycle time and space to do so. Drivers should allow at least as much room when passing a person on a bicycle as they would when overtaking a vehicle.

The campaign is also being backed by personnel from Lothian Buses, who can share their perspective as professional drivers; a properly lit bicycle and high visibility clothes and accessories can be readily seen. 

Pedestrians are also encouraged to keep themselves safe by wearing brightly coloured clothes, as well as making sure they look properly when crossing roads, without distractions like mobile phones and headphones.

Everyone should take extra care when turning at road junctions and all road users need to look out for each other.

Be bright and be seen! 

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