Long running road safety show seeks sponsors

A hard-hitting road safety show which has helped inform generations of young people across Grampian is looking for sponsors to help it continue.

Safe Drive Stay Alive has been attended by all senior school pupils in the north-east of Scotland for the last eleven years.

The hard-hitting stage show features real life testimony from the emergency services who regularly deal with road collisions and from members of the public whose lives have been affected by road collisions in an extreme and profound way.

It leaves a lasting impression on all who see it, with the intention of cutting the level of death and injury which is seen on local roads.

Tens of thousands of young people about to learn to drive, or who have already passed their test, have benefitted from support by kind sponsors over the years.

Following the withdrawal of Petrofac as sponsors in 2015 after nine years and notice from ExxonMobil that they are no longer in a position to assist, Safe Drive Stay Alive would like to hear from other community-minded businesses or individuals.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership, Douglas Milne, said: “It’s really hard to state the impact this show has on those who see it and even if we’ve only saved the life of one driver, passenger or pedestrian over the years, I know it’s been worth all the effort and emotion which goes into this show.

“We think there is a community minded business or individual in the local area who cares enough about the issues this show deals with to give us some support in a time of financial austerity for many.”

For more information about sponsoring Safe Drive Stay Alive or how you could contribute to the event, please email: sdsa@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.