Police Scotland are investigating reports of a female driver being followed along the A947 between Aberdeen and Macduff.
Facebook user Charlene Stephen posted that she had been followed by a vehicle with a male driver and passenger, she said the driver was flashing his headlights as if he was trying to get her to stop.
The post has been shared over 9,200 times on Facebook.
We contacted Police Scotland for more information and a spokesperson told My Turriff
Police Scotland is carrying out enquiries following a report that a vehicle was followed on the A947 between Oldmeldrum and Macduff. At this stage, there is no evidence to suggest there was any criminality, and we would add that no further similar incidents have been reported.
General safety tips for lone female drivers are
- If a car is flashing its lights at you as if it is trying to get you to pull over or stop, you should continue safely to a police station, fire station or other well lit and manned location.
- Do not get out of the vehicle, lock all the doors and ensure windows are closed.
- If the person approaches your vehicle, wind the window down slightly, enough to be able to speak to the person but not enough for them to get a hand through.
- There could be a valid reason for them to want you to stop, it could be an issue with your vehicle that they want to alert you to. You should still be cautious and not get out of your vehicle.
- If the person identifies themselves as a police officer you still do not need to get out of the vehicle. All officers, uniformed and plain-clothed, carry an identification card called a warrant card, ask for it, it should have their picture, name and police badge number on it.
- Call 101 or 999 if you feel in danger, give them your location and details from the warrant card, they should be able to confirm the identity of the person and if needed send a marked police car to you.
Anyone who has concerns regarding a similar incident or who has any information about this should contact Police Scotland 101. In an emergency call 999.