Drivers and riders urged to consider impact of road collisions
Police have launched a new road safety campaign to encourage visitors – and residents – to stay safe on the Island’s roads during the TT fortnight.
The campaign – titled ‘Miss Me?’ - encourages road users to consider the realities of dangerous riding or driving and to remember that life on the Island continues as normal during the event.
Superintendent Steve Maddocks said: “The TT has returned to our Island after three years and we want to ensure that everyone who visits and lives on our Island is safe.
“We’d ask people to please familiarise yourselves with the roads and their layouts, adhere to the signs and ride safely and within your limits.
“Enjoy everything the TT experience has to offer but please be able to go back and tell your family and friends your stories.”
In the last nine years there have been 180 serious road traffic collisions and 20 deaths recorded during the TT periods.
In partnership with other police forces the new campaign will also be promoted across the North West of England.
Information highlighting the campaign’s core messages include multi-lingual materials to support the safety of visitors during their stay.
Inspector Neil Craig is in charge of the roads policing unit:
The Mountain Road will go one-way from 4.30am on Friday, 27 May until 9.30am on Monday, 13 June.