Crash Live! road safety event in Banchory

The event is hosted jointly with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland.

Banchory Crash Live 2

A popular road safety initiative which aims to warn young drivers about the dangers which exist on our roads was held in Banchory, Aberdeenshire this week.

The 'Crash Live' event took place at Banchory Academy on Monday, 20 February and was attended by the target audience - fourth year students.

The event is hosted jointly with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland.

Station Manager Colin Westwood said: "The purpose of Crash Live is to inform up and coming young drivers of the consequences of careless and dangerous driving.

"It also focuses on making potential passengers of motor vehicles recognise their responsibility for wearing seatbelts and take responsibility if the driver is travelling too fast."

The format of the event was a presentation from all the Emergency Services which contains several hard hitting videos. 

This was followed by a practical road traffic collision simulation where a member of the school staff was the 'live casualty' for the demonstration.

This session finishes with a Q&A where pupils and staff can ask questions of the 'experts'.

Inspector Matt Smith said: "This event has been held in Huntly and Alford already and has been very well received. It is also a great example of partnership working between the Emergency Services. We can only hope that it has made a difference!"

Banchory Crash Live 1

 

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