Following the tragic death of a cyclist in Aberdeen in November, Grampian Police are asking both cyclists and drivers of all vehicles to be aware of their surroundings while out on the roads. This was the first cyclist killed on our roads since 2009.
Leslie Harrold, Road Safety Manager at Grampian Police said: “I urge both cyclists and drivers to be extra vigilant and look out for each other on our roads.
Cyclists and drivers should be aware of their surroundings and should double check before moving off from junctions and roundabouts.
It is really important that drivers should also make sure they leave cyclists plenty of room when overtaking them - if they can’t overtake safely, drivers should slow down and wait until they can do so safely.
You should never try squeezing past a cyclist when there is not enough room to do as there is a potential that your vehicle could ‘clip’ the cyclist or you could cause them to wobble or fall off their bicycle.
Many cyclists will carry on cycling through the winter months, when the weather allows and should make sure that they can be seen by their fellow road users.”