Safe Drive Stay Alive

VICTIMS of road crashes and bereaved familes are taking part in a hardhitting safety campaign this week, that lays bare the devastating consequences of unsafe driving.

Over 4000 Central Scotland teens, including Bo’ness Academy pupils, will hear firsthand accounts as part of the Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative at the MacRobert Arts Centre at Stirling University.

Emergency crews are also sharing their experiences at the Central Scotland Road Safety Partnership-organised events.

Last year, the fire and rescue service responded to 116 traffic collisions, with nine people dying on the region’s roads. There were 111 serious injuries, with 28 serious casualties in the 17-25 age group.

This Thursday, February 2, Safe Drive Stay Alive is open to all young drivers, their parents and members of the public from 7-8.30pm. Book free tickets by calling 01786 466666.