The 10th annual Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow has been launched at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom where thousands of fifth year pupils can go to attend seminars on road safety. Pupils from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray are likely to attend the four-day event, which has been deemed ‘very worthwhile’ by Councillor Brian Topping, Fraserburgh’s community safety group chairman.
The event aims to reduce the number of young people injured or killed on Grampian’s roads. There have been 25 deaths on Grampian’s roads already this year. Councillor Topping has stated that Aberdeen and the north-east have one of the worst records for deaths in road traffic accidents therefore it is important to encourage young people to attend the event.
The event will include talks from the emergency services, but it will also hold talks from locals who will explain the impact of these accidents on their lives. Karen Tremain is one of these speakers and will talk about the impact of her daughter’s death as a result of a collision on the road.
Chairman of Aberdeenshire Community Safety Executive William Munro has stated that it is important that young people attend. The number of fatal accidents involving young people was 40% when the campaign began ten years ago but it has now been reduced to 23% as a result of campaigns like this one according to Mr Munro.
The importance of safety campaigning
Campaigns like Safe Drive Stay Alive help to raise awareness of road safety issues that may not always be at the forefront of everyone’s mind when they go out for a drive.
They help to educate people on the main issues that cause road accidents and targeting young people is particularly beneficial to help create a road safety culture among those who may want to drive in the future.
Although many young people are conscientious when driving, there are still many who do not take road safety as seriously as they should. If you have been involved in a road accident that was the fault of someone else, you can make a claim for compensation.
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