Police relaunch driving safety message

The staff involved in the Newton Stewart and Stranraer events.
The staff involved in the Newton Stewart and Stranraer events.

Safe Drive Stay Alive has returned to Galloway, with the presentation being delivered to fifth and sixth year pupils from across the area.

Performances were recently held at Town Hall Castle Douglas, The Cinema, Newton Stewart and The Ryan Centre, Stranraer.

The presentation is based around the reconstruction of a road traffic collision leaving one dead, one seriously injured and one walking away with minor injuries, and also involves representatives from the Police Scotland Road Policing Unit, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the Procurator Fiscal Service speaking to the audience about their own personal feelings and experiences when dealing with a fatal road traffic collision.

Sergeant Emma Dodds said: “Safe Drive Stay Alive is aimed at young drivers who are learning to drive and those who have recently gained their full driving licence. It highlights to them the responsibilities a driver undertakes when using a vehicle on a road, the potential consequences of a lack of concentration and the possible effects this can have. The event is designed to influence their attitude and future behaviour whilst behind the wheel.”