Police are issuing an appeal to all road users to stay safe as the roads get busier with the warmer weather and longer days.
Between 2011 and 2015, 19 people were killed in road traffic collisions that occurred in June across the North-East; Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
During this period, 121 people suffered serious injuries in collisions that took place in June. Six of those were children. In addition, 328 people were slightly injured.
Road Policing Inspector Jon Barron said
While I would hope that everyone uses the road responsibly throughout the year, I am making a particular plea at this time to all road users; drivers, riders, passengers and pedestrians, to play their part in making June a casualty free month. Motorcyclists, pedal cyclists and pedestrians are often described as being vulnerable road users. The simple truth is when we use the roads, we are all vulnerable.
Please during the month of June and beyond, do what you can to make sure no-one else has to receive the worst possible news of the death of a loved one. Please play your part to ensure no-one suffers serious, or life-changing, injuries. Far too many families will already remember June for all the wrong reasons. None of us want there to be any more heartache.
Let’s all build on the work that has been achieved to date with the positive reduction in the number of casualties and use the month of June as an example of how we can all work together to use the roads more safely, for all our sakes, in the coming months.