Young driver initiative

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Grampian Police has an ongoing commitment to reduce the number of people being killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions throughout the North East of Scotland, and this is achieved through Engineering, Encouragement, Enforcement, Education and Evaluation.

Last year saw a 9% reduction in the numbers of young drivers/road users being involved in road traffic collisions, which is very encouraging.

As part of this ongoing commitment, Road Safety Grampian hosted several Young Driver Roadshows where staff engaged with over 215 young drivers and educated them as to the dangers of using Grampian’s roads.

Those attending the events were very enthusiastic and the majority thought that it was a good way of allowing interaction between themselves and the Police. Constable Raymond Neil, Road Safety Grampian advises: “This is the second year that we have hosted these type of events and I have been delighted with the response from the young drivers of the North East who have taken time to come along and listen to the advice we had to offer. Their enthusiasm was really encouraging to see and I hope that we have succeeded in building bridges between the Police and the young drivers and trust that by conducting these road shows, the number of fatal and serious road traffic collisions will continue to fall.

“I really appreciate the assistance from those that have given up their time and products to make these events so successful, including Shell UK, Trophies International, Local Policing Teams, Grampian Fire and Rescue, Scottish Ambulance Service, NESCAMP and the Institute of Advanced Motorists.”