A BORDERS-based law firm has teamed up with Police Scotland in a bid to improve road safety this winter.

Specialist law firm, Cycle Law Scotland, is backing the #LightUp campaign which will see cyclists given a pack of front and rear lights for their bikes.

Throughout this week representatives of the Peebles legal company will join police officers at a series of events to highlight the campaign which ensures cyclists are visible to other road users.

Jodi Gordon, a partner at Cycle Law Scotland, told us: “We are delighted to be part of this important road safety campaign because on a daily basis we see the consequences of road traffic collisions between vulnerable road users and vehicles.

"Anything we can do to help educate road users and promote the legal requirement to #LightUp in order to see and be seen has got to be a good thing.”

The campaign, which is also backed by bus and haulage companies, will also encourage motorists to #LightUp so their vehicles are more visible to other road users.

And during the events all road users will be reminded of their rights and responsibilities.

Sergeant Dominic Doyle, from Police Scotland’s road policing division, said: “This campaign provides us with a good opportunity to speak to members of the public who use the road network and to highlight our respective responsibilities.

"Being easily visible to others, and being alert to other road users, whether you are a cyclist, pedestrian or driver, goes a long way to improving road safety.

"The majority of us will use several different modes of transport and so it is important to break down the them-and-us mentality and instead, all work together to promote road safety.”