Be Bright, Be Seen
Over winter, we run our Be Bright Be Seen campaign urging all road users to take more care while out on the roads in the dark.
We’d love to see more of you keep up walking and cycling throughout winter as they’re easy, healthy and sustainable ways to get around. But please look out for each in the dark. If you are driving, cycling, walking or wheeling:
- use lights (driving or cycling)
- make sure you’re visible
- give each other space
- slow down.
Some tips for getting around in the dark
Walking or wheeling
- make sure you can be seen - use reflective or bright accessories
- use safe crossing points
- it's the law to use front and rear lights and rear and pedal reflectors. Cycling UK has more information on the regulations.
- we encourage you to use high visibility accessories
- remember that cycling is not allowed on pavements, unless blue circular shared use signs are displayed
- more top tips from Sustrans.
- look out for all road users
- obey speed limits, take note of 20mph speed limits
- give plenty of space to cyclists
- make sure all your lights are working
- clear windscreen and windows before starting your journey
Police Scotland’s winter road safety advice for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.