Police in Fife are urging communities across the region to keep young people safe on the roads during the summer holidays.
The warning comes after a seven-year-old boy was struck by a Ford Ka on the A91 Low Road in Auchtermuchty earlier this week.
The youngster suffered a head injury and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
He was released the following day after treatment.
Police said the 48-year-old female driver of the car stopped immediately at the scene and no further investigation was required.
However, officers are asking parents and guardians to ensure children don’t put themselves in danger.
Inspector Andy Mather said: “Thankfully, this collision has not resulted in any life-threatening injury but we need to ensure that collisions involving children do not take place, particularly during the school holidays when there is a greater probability of children playing outside and using the streets either as pedestrians or cyclists.
“Parents and guardians have a vital role to play in helping us promote road safety by speaking with children in their care about how to safely cross the road and to always be mindful of vehicles using the road network.
“Likewise, if you are out and about with young children, please ensure you they remain on pavements and where possible, utilise pelican crossings, zebra crossings and other designated crossing areas.”
Road safety advice is available at www.scotland.police.uk.