Road cops are urging drivers to 'look out' for motorcyclists this summer.

Police Scotland has launched their annual Motorcycle Safety Campaign which runs from March until September.

The force says the campaign covers a period that 'sees the highest number' of bike riders 'killed or seriously injured'.

In 2023/24, there were 151 road deaths - with 27 of them being motorcyclists.

According to cops, bike riders make up around one per cent of all road users, however, account for 14 per cent of deaths.

Police also say motorbike riders are one of the most vulnerable road users.

Launching the campaign, Chief Superintendent Hilary Sloan, head of Road Policing, said: “We all have a responsibility to keep Scotland’s roads safe and motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users.

“We know that most collisions involving a motorcyclist happen between March and September.

"You are more likely to see a motorcyclist on the road during this time and my message is look out for them, particularly at junctions and in rural areas.

“Failing to look properly or losing control can happen in a split second.

"Take responsibility and take care of each other on the road.”