Published: 04/09/2017 05:00 - Updated: 01/09/2017 16:22

New leaflet on single track roads safety

Leaflet will be targeted at visitors
Leaflet will be targeted at visitors.

 

A NEW leaflet to help users understand how to drive properly on single track roads, will be launched later this morning.

Highlands and Islands regional MSP David Stewart, a long time road safety campaigner, has embarked on his latest road safety idea, working alongside Tesco and supported by Visit Scotland.

The initiative is being led by the group he set up to look at road safety – North Of Scotland Driver Awareness Team (NOSDSAT).

"Single Track Roads" is a leaflet giving educational advice to motorists as to how best to drive on single carriageway roads.

The front has a photograph of sheep and lambs on a Highland road with the text "Be aware of your surroundings and other road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes, livestock and other vehicles". On the rear are four dos and four don'ts.

Tesco have funded the production of the leaflets and will distribute them via their on-site filling stations. Visit Scotland will support through their i-information centres.

David Stewart said: "I am delighted to launch this latest road safety initiative. Driving on our single track roads can be challenging for locals, never mind those who are visiting our iconic area and with the huge impact of the NC500 which traverses across the north and west Highlands.

"I thought the time was right to provide an educational leaflet which will hopefully be helpful to those less used to driving on such roads."

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