Road safety to the fore at Crash Live Event in Huntly

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The event was held at the Gordon Schools last week

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

The 'Crash Live' event took place at The Gordon Schools in Huntly on 31 August 2016 and was attended by the target audience, fourth year students.

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 Police Scotland followed by a practical road traffic collision simulation and question and answer session by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service firefighters.

The rector of the school was the 'live casualty' for the practical demonstration and gave an emotional account of his experience as a casualty being cut out of the car.

There were about 140 students in total and the event is now expected to be held annually at the school.

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