Safe Drive Stay Alive Roadshow returns to Fife

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The Roadshow runs from 3-6 November.

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The multi-award winning Safe Drive Stay Alive show returns for the 13th year to the Rothes Hall, Glenrothes, Fife next week with over 4000 school pupils benefiting from a production which aims to reduce the number of casualties amongst young people.

In the last 10 years, 1,982 people aged 16-25 have been injured and 45 people were killed on Fife roads.

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 know as well as any the horrific consequences of careless and irresponsible driving. 

At the roadshow, you will see demonstrations of what could happen when you are not in control of your surroundings such as when you drive whilst using a mobile phone or if you don't wear a seat belt.  The roadshow will also provide a reality of what will happen if you are in a collision and the damage that is done by a collision to you or someone you know.

It is expected that over 4500 young people will attend the event, which brings the following partners together the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Fife Community Safety Partnership, Police Scotland, NHS Fife, Scottish Ambulance Service and Fife Council.

Community Safety Watch Manager Iain Brocklebank said: “We’re very proud of Safe Drive Stay Alive and the way its messages resonate with young people. The roadshow demonstrates what could happen when you are not in control of your surroundings, such as when you drive using a mobile phone or if you don’t wear a seat belt.

“Practitioners from all emergency services go on stage to explain their role in road traffic collisions, and we have 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 what will happen if you are in a collision.

“Statistics show that road deaths and injuries have fallen since the show’s inception in 2002 which proves that early intervention and education can produce positive results.”

Special evening shows will take place on Wednesday 28 October at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews from 7-8.30pm and Wednedsay 4 November at 5.45pm at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. Anyone over the age of 14 can attend the evening performances which are for those who have young and emerging drivers in their family and to give you a chance to see the show and help us to promote our safe drive message.

Tickets are free for both events and can be reserved by calling the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000 and the Rothes Halls Box office on 01592 611101. We need you to help encourage positive driving behaviours. You can also email roadsafety.education@fife.gov.uk

Advice on how to stay safe on the roads is available at http://www.road-safety.org.uk/.  Follow us on twitter @SDSAFife or Facebook SafeDriveStayAliveFife

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