Young driver roadshows success

Road Safety Grampian’s summer season of young driver roadshows raced to the finish-line last week with a go-karting event at Oldmeldrum.

The five winners of previous roadshows pitted their driving skills against Road Safety Grampian members at Lochter Activity Centre in a time trial go-kart race and various other activities.

The competition was fierce but enjoyed by all, and James Low from Turriff came out on top with a time of two minutes and 30 seconds.

Constable Raymond Neil of Road Safety Grampian said: “This was a fantastic night and I was really pleased with the amount of family and friends who came along to lend their support.

“I would also like to say a special thanks to the members of staff from Lochter Activity Centre who looked after us particularly well and made the evening so enjoyable.

“In my opinion, this event has gone a long way to build bridges between the police and young drivers and I trust that this relationship will continue and grow for many years to come.

“I know everyone involved had a great time, and even the great Scottish weather was kind to us.

“Events like the roadshows are really important in helping to drive down the number of young people who are involved in accidents on north-east roads.

“Again, I would like to express my personal thanks to everyone who has been involved with all of the roadshows.

“Without their assistance, they simply would not have taken place and it gives us great encouragement to see so many people willing to pitch in and give up their time to get the road safety message across.”