Police warn over autumn road safety
TAYSIDE Police are urging Strathearn residents to take care as the nights get darker and weather changes.
Community Constable Keri Murray told the Herald: “I would like to remind everyone to take jordan 11 care on Strathearn’s roads. With poorer weather conditions and the dark nights drawing in, there is an increased risk to children walking to and from school and pedestrians who are less visible to drivers.”
And she added that motorists should be extra vigilant around schools jordan 11 where they are urged to drive slower and to be aware of the potential risks that children may run on to the road or may be trying to cross the road in poor light.
Roads are often left with a covering of leaves and rain water and can be slippier than normal, motorists should adapt their driving to the conditions.
Parents are urged to encourage children to wear bright or reflective type clothing, reflective wrist bands jordan 11 and reflective strips on school bags are also very effective in drawing a drivers attention to the child and therefore reducing the risk of an accident involving that child.
Cyclists are also vulnerable road users at all times of year but especially during the autumn and winter months when they too can be less visible in the rain and dusk.
And bike riders should wear a helmet jordan 11 and reflective clothing and have a light to the front and red light to the rear of their bikes, the more obvious they are to drivers the safer they are.
Constable Murray added: “If we are all aware of these potential dangers we can hopefully avoid accidents and keep Strathearn’s roads safe for everyone.
“If in doubt slow down if a driver hits a pedestrian at 20mph, the pedestrian has a 95 per cent chance of survival at 30 mph, this drops to 80 per cent and at 40 mph only a staggering 10 per cent chance of survival.”