Young motorists urged to attend roadshow

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Young motorists in Deeside are being urged to attend the latest in a series of workshops aimed at improving road safety across Grampian.

The call comes after a disappointing turn out at the first Young Driver Roadshow of 2012 in Elgin, organised by Road Safety Grampian.

Pc Raymond Neil, of Road Safety Grampian, said: “I was disappointed at the lack of numbers attending our first road show at Elgin, as it is something which has proven to be very popular in the past. Those who have attended these events in the past have been very enthusiastic and all agreed that it was a worthwhile event which should be repeated. We would encourage young drivers and their families to take part and help us make the region’s roads safer for everyone.”

Road Safety Grampian are visiting various towns across the North-east in the coming months, to meet young drivers and talk through road safety issues which relate to them.

Previously, drivers, aged 17-25, were given the opportunity to use the seatbelt convincer, brake reaction timer, impairment goggles, have a demonstration drive and have their vehicles checked over by members of Grampian Police.

They were also able to speak informally with members from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, NESCAMP, Michele Binnie from Alcohol Support Ltd and members from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

A lucky participant from each roadshow will be selected to take part in a Go-Kart event to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum.

The Banchory roadshow takes place in Bellfield car park from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday, July 3.