POLICE APPEAL FOR MOTORISTS TO BE AWARE OF VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland Roads Policing Inspector Campbell Moffat in Dumfries this week wants to remind motorists across the Dumfries and Galloway that the start of the school summer holidays is a time to remember that there is a likelihood of more vulnerable road users using our roads. This will include people out walking, cycling, or even on horseback, as the summer months usually sees an increase in people out and about using the roads across our countryside.Inspector Moffat said, “ I ask that drivers be mindful of how busy the roads network can be at this time of year with children off school on holiday and out and about on our roads, whether in town or in the countryside. Drivers must be careful of and considerate towards all types of road users especially those requiring extra care. The roads in the region are there to be shared by all motorists, including older, learner and inexperienced drivers, as well as other vulnerable groups such as pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. We all have a duty to help each other stay safe.“Extra traffic brought about by tourists visiting, or passing through Dumfries and Galloway for their summer holidays only adds to the potential dangers. The increase at this time of year in slow moving agricultural vehicles for harvest activities also can pose further danger on the roads network. Slow moving and often large and wide vehicles used in farming today can increase the potential for coming across the unexpected, particularly on some of the narrower roads in our countryside. This often includes the hours of darkness because when the weather is right, harvest activities will go on around the clock.“I also ask those involved in the harvest and other farm work to remember to take their time and expect the unexpected on all our rural roads, no matter how well you think you know them. Complacency itself can be a danger and just because the last five times that day you haven’t met anything on the road back to the farm doesn’t mean that you won’t meet something on the sixth journey. We all have a duty of care on our roads.“Parents and those who care for children and young people should have the relevant conversation with them about road safety in general. Reducing the number of casualties on our roads is a priority for Police Scotland, however we all need to work together to help achieve this goal.”last_img read more

CPU, Doctors in Leon volley finals

first_img[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’CPU, Doctors in Leon volley finals ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]CENTRAL Philippine University (CPU) and Iloilo Doctors’ College (IDC) advanced to the finals of the 2017 Open Invitational Volleyball Cup men’s category in Leon, Iloilo.CPU defeated University of San Agustin (USA) while IDC ousted Mandurriao Volleyball Club in knockout semifinals games at the Leon plaza court on Thursday.In the quarterfinals on Thursday morning, CPU defeated Western Institute Technology while IDC edged San Miguel. USA swept Maasin (La Luna Sangre) as Mandurriao dominated Cabatuan.The championship match between CPU and IDC as well as the battle for third place between USA and Mandurriao were ongoing as of press time.Meanwhile, powerhouse Team Limitless (Buncag), CPU College, CPU High School, and John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University advanced to the semifinals of the women’s division.Team Limitless (Buncag) was reinforced by Petron Blaze Spikers star Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and National University Lady Bulldogs’ Princess Anne Robles, while CPU College tapped Generika Ayala Lifesavers’ Fiola Ceballos.The knockout semifinals on the distaff side was being played as of Friday afternoon. The finals and the battle for third place was scheduled later in the day./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more