‘If there is a pavement, use it’ - PSNI

Police in Derry issue advice to runners after complaints from drivers.
Police in Derry issue advice to runners after complaints from drivers.

Police in Derry have issued advice to both runners and motorists on how to safely share the roads.

The guidelines were issued by Ballyarnet Neighbourhood Policing Team after a number of complaints were made by both runners and motorists.

The first piece of advice offered by the police to runners is “if there is a pavement use it! (Rule 1-Highway Code)”.

In total, there are eight tips for runners which includes advice on how to report a motorist who has allegedly committed an offence and how to stay safe when running on roads.

There are four pieces of advice for motorists, one of which is “Think before you confront a runner. Is your shouting and swearing putting them in fear of violence (Common Assault). Are others witnessing your bad language and behaviour (Disorderly Behaviour) #NoExcuseForRoadRage.”

A full list of the advice for runners and motorists.

A full list of the advice for runners and motorists.