A campaign to cut motorcycle crashes in Grampian has got off to an encouraging start, police have said.
The first five weeks of Operation Zenith saw five serious collisions involving bikes, but no deaths.
Grampian Police Ch Insp Ian Wallace, head of road policing, said: "I'm grateful for the very positive response we've had from motorcyclists."
He urged riders to continue to take care, as May is statistically the second worst month for bike crashes.
He added: "Unfortunately, there are always those who ignore the warnings and continue to ride in a manner which puts themselves and others at risk."