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Scottish police launch road safety drive
Police have launched a summer campaign to protect children on Scotland's roads.
The eight Scottish forces will target drivers during the last weeks of the summer, when many children are playing outside before the schools return.
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) campaign will focus on drink driving, speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt. The drive will involve intelligence-led patrols and road checks.
Michael McDonnell, director of Road Safety Scotland, said: "We have a good record in terms of casualties in Scotland, but there is a bit of a problem with child casualties and the peak month for these is August, which coincides with school holidays.
"Around two-thirds of those children killed or seriously injured are pedestrians, so we would urge drivers to take care on every journey and watch out for children on or near the road, adjusting their speed as necessary."
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