Police are appealing for motorcyclists to Think Bike — Bike Safe in the run up to the North West 200 series of motorbike races.
This week will see the practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday in preparation for one of the most prestigious road racing events of the year.
Police are appealing for bike riders not to behave like their heroes and to keep a cool head.
Roads Policing Inspector John Millar said: “A number of people have lost their lives while either travelling to or from this sporting spectacular.
“That is why road safety has got to be everyone's number one priority — it us up to every motorist to make sure they do not become another statistic.
“Most of all, do not try to emulate any of the riders taking part in the North West 200 as it is simply not sensible or safe to do so.”