Police are urging drivers across the Tyrone and Mid Ulster areas to stay safe on busier roads as schools and colleges return for the new term. Over the school break, roads have seen lower levels of traffic and, as a result, shorter journey times. However, drivers will now face a surge in traffic meaning they will likely come across various cyclists and children on foot or travelling by bike to school. Police Inspector Swan has urged drivers to stay aware of their surroundings and to plan for longer journey times. The police have also warned parents to ensure that children travelling by bike wear high visibility clothing and children travelling on foot practise road safety. Parents are advised to warn their children about the dangers of using distractions such as mobile phones and music devices while crossing the road and to advise them to cross at pedestrian crossings. Police have also warned drivers to fit appropriate child seating to prevent serious injury to younger children in the event of a crash. In addition, parents are warned to slow down and stay within the speed limits. Police have stated that they will be keeping a close eye on the roads surrounding school areas and will be issuing advice and guidance in areas where offences are noted.
Simple road safety measures
Paying attention and looking out for pedestrians, particularly young children in a school area, can go a long way to preventing an accident or fatality on the road. A road safety message like this can help drivers and other road users to adapt to changes on the roads and can help to prevent collisions during much busier times of the year. Simply keeping below the speed limit and being aware of vulnerable road users can prevent a potential injury or fatality on the road but not every road user stays vigilant while driving. If you have been involved in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation.
Personal injury claims
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