Driver roadshow success

GRAMPIAN Police has an ongoing commitment to reduce the number of people being killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions throughout the North East of Scotland.

As part of this ongoing commitment, Road Safety Grampian hosted several Young Driver Roadshows in Peterhead, Inverurie, Turriff, Aboyne and Huntly, where staff engaged with more than 215 young drivers and educated them as to the dangers of using Grampian’s roads.

Those attending the events were very enthusiastic and the majority thought that it was a good way of allowing interaction between themselves and the Police in a relaxed atmosphere.

As part of the lure to attract young drivers to attend, Road Safety Grampian has organised a Go-Kart Time Trial event to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, on August 31, where one young driver from each area has been selected to participate against members from Road Safety Grampian.

The eventual winner not only receives a certificate and trophy, donated by Trophies International, but also, a Skills for Life package which was donated by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

One major contributor was Shell UK, which sponsored 500 ‘Handy Driver Kits’ which were distributed to those who actively participated at the Road Shows. Each pack contained a high visibility vest, first aid kit, ice scraper, tax disc holder and tyre tread depth gauge.

Constable Raymond Neil, Road Safety Grampian advises, “This is the second year that we have hosted these type of events and I have been delighted with the response from the young drivers of the North East who have taken time to come along and listen to the advice we had to offer.

Should you require further information about the success of the road shows or for any other road safety related matter, contact any member of staff at Road Safety Grampian at roadsafety@grampian.pnn.police.ukor alternatively telephone 01224 306731.