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Safe Drive Stay Alive 2011
Road safety show reaches over 6,000 people

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More than 6,000 people from across the north east of Scotland attended a road safety show in Aberdeen earlier this month

Senior secondary school pupils from across Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray packed into Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom to see the Safe Drive Stay Alive show, in its seventh year.

The project aims to raise awareness of road crashes and reinforce the importance of driving safely to young people.

Safe Drive Stay Alive does this through an intense stage show and film that includes performances from emergency service personnel, a person involved in an accident and a bereaved parent.

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305 serious injuries were sustained in road traffic collisions in the Grampian area during 2010.
37 people were killed on roads in the area last year.
A quarter of those killed were in the 17-25 age-group.
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More than 600 people attended the public session of the Safe Drive Stay Alive show on Wednesday, November 3 and a further 5,500 S5 pupils from across the Grampian area attended shows throughout the week.

Elgin Academy pupil Charlotte Ball attended the show and said she thought the show was incredible:

"The man in a wheelchair made a huge impact on me. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be there, I feel really privileged."

Chairman of the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Executive, William Munro, said:

"We now have a complete generation of people who have seen Safe Drive Stay Alive from the age of around 16 and most of whom will now be driving on our roads.

"All the evidence points to an improving situation and a continued trend of reducing the numbers of casualties on our roads.

"The messages that are put across are very clear and are obviously absorbed by the young people and everyone who sees Safe Drive Stay Alive. Let us hope that they are acted upon, in improved driving standards over everyone's lifetime."

Chair of the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and Leader of the council Anne Robertson, said:

"Safe Drive Stay Alive is an excellent partnership project and a huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes putting it into production each year, I congratulate everyone involved in the project.

"The success of the show is a testament to the strength of team work and the commitment to the cause of reducing the number of young people killed and injured on our roads.

"I am inspired by the passion and involvement of the emergency services, council staff and partners who make sure that Safe Drive Stay Alive reaches the hearts and minds of young people.

"These young people are at the start of a journey into their adult lives and might be thinking about learning to drive.

"From the feedback following the show it has evidently made a lasting impression on some young people who will stop and think that, when they get into a car next, it won't be for the last time."

Safe Drive Stay Alive is sponsored by ExxonMobil and Petrofac and involves a number of partner organisations working together to improve road safety.

Safe Drive Stay Alive is organised by the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership with close co-operation and participation by Aberdeenshire Council, Grampian Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Grampian and Aberdeen City and Moray Councils.

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