Motorhome, campervan and caravan owners have been told to “let other motorists past” by police officers leading an operation in Wester Ross, Northwest Highlands of Scotland.
Officers stopped and checked 110 vehicles during efforts “to engage with drivers” in the Kyle of Lochalsh area.
As well as carrying out eyesight tests, police said a high volume of the vehicles they stopped included leisure vehicles.
Constable Matthew Fothergill explained that the exercise gave police the “opportunity to remind motorists… to pull into a layby or passing place to allow vehicles to pass”.
The constable, who is based within the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to engage with motorists who have travelled to the Highlands to enjoy the stunning scenery it has to offer.
“We recognise that driving in Scotland is quite different to driving in other parts of Europe, and it’s vital road users remember to drive on the left, especially after stopping for a break or refuelling.
“We also took the opportunity to remind motorists that, when a build-up of traffic occurs behind them on the road, they should pull into a layby or passing place to allow vehicles to pass.”
NEED TO KNOW: Rule 169 of the Highway Code states that motorists should not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if they are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle.
It informs drivers to frequently check their mirrors, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.
The general police recommendation to slow-moving vehicles is to pull over, where it is safe to do so, and make use of lay-bys, when you have six or more vehicles behind you.