'˜If there is a pavement, use it' - PSNI

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

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 2:49 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:44 am
Police in Derry issue advice to runners after complaints from drivers.

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.

A full list of the advice for runners and motorists.

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.