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NC500 drivers reminded by police to ‘respect other road users’ after biker’s appeal


By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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The Bealach na Ba mountain pass road at Applecross in the Highlands of Scotland.
The Bealach na Ba mountain pass road at Applecross in the Highlands of Scotland.

NC500 drivers have been reminded of the importance of respecting other road users in a statement from Police Scotland.

The reminder comes after a motorcyclist had her NC500 trip cut short when a motorhome driver, whom she believes didn’t understand how to use passing places, knocked her off her bike.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We recognise that the Highlands and Islands and particularly the NC500 road network carry large numbers of local and visitor traffic.

“While we welcome visitors, we would like to remind them that some of the roads are different to what they may have encountered before and to be careful and safe while visiting.

"We deploy marked and unmarked car patrols and marked motorcycle patrols across a variety of locations.

“We would like to emphasise the importance of respecting other road users and those who live in our communities which can be achieved through considerate, safe and responsible driving."


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