Safe Drive Stay Alive Central is here!

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive is back at the MacRobert Art Centre (Stirling University) from 27th January presenting to 4th year pupils across the area.

On the Thursday 30th at 7pm it's your chance to come along and see the show.... Maybe you have a young driver in your family who would benefit from the show? See the reality of how dangerous driving can be if you take risks!!

Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the MacRobert Box office on 01786 466 666.

SDSA

In 2012, 123 young people aged between 16 and 25 years old were seriously injured and 14 KILLED on our roads in the Forth Valley area.

In a bid to cut the number of incidents, injuries and deaths on the area’s roads, in 2008 the fire and rescue and police services teamed-up as the Central Scotland Road Safety Partnership, launching a Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative.

Six years on, this annual event delivers thought-provoking messages to young drivers by demonstrating in realistic terms the potentially lethal consequences should they fail to understand and accept their responsibilities when getting behind the wheel of a car.

The Safe Drive Stay Alive Roadshow gives first-hand accounts of the devastation a road crash can bring to a family are given by victims of accidents and surviving family members. With some of the country’s most scenic rural routes, emergency services operating in the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire know as well as any the horrific consequences of careless and irresponsible driving.  

Last year saw Safe Drive Stay Alive Central win a prestigious Emergency Services Special Award from Central FM for its contribution in reducing road casualty numbers within 16-25 year olds. Central Safe Drive also won a local hero award in 2012 for community wok, presented by Central FM.

Watch Manager Alan Faulds said: “Central Safe Drive has been showcasing its annual road safety show called Safe Drive Stay Alive for 6 years now.  The show is delivered to 4th year and above pupils from all the high schools within the Forth valley area. It comprises of a film depicting a typical road collision where young people are involved, including driver distraction, bad driving practices and peer pressure.  Interspersed within the film, real emergency service workers go on stage to explain their role in the aftermath of the accident.

“Post-accident footage is then followed up by real life family members of people who have had their lives dramatically changed by a road traffic collision.  Their testimonies are hard hitting and can be very emotive to the audience sharing their very serious and long lasting experiences of irresponsible driving.

“Central Safe Drive is a collaborative work that is attended and driven by all the emergency services as well as inputs from Central FM, the Red Cross who all volunteer their services.  Statistics show that road deaths and injuries have fallen over the 6 years the show has been running which proves that early intervention and education can produce positive results.”

Advice on how to stay safe on the roads is available at http://www.road-safety.org.uk/.

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