Young driver roadshows end

Road Safety Grampian’s summer safety campaign, the Young Driver Road Shows, concluded last week with a go-kart and other activity event at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum.

The event, funded by NEXEN Petroleum, was the culmination of a series of Young Driver Road Shows held by Road Safety Grampian throughout the summer months in the Grampian region in areas that had been identified through intelligence as being most problematic with regards collision history and/or anti-social driving involving young drivers.

To try and attract young drivers to attend the road shows, a free prize draw was held with the main prize being the go-kart and other activity event.

Participants at each road show were given raffle tickets with one winner being selected from each area.

While at Lochter, the groups which also included members of Grampian Police and their partner agencies, took part in the ‘segway challenge’ and ‘digger challenge’ before moving onto the go-kart track where they competed in a time trial race against each other.

The overall winner for the event was Steven Mair, second place went to Steven Milne with Kirstin Harvey in third place.

The evening was completed with light refreshments and a prize giving ceremony.

This event was a resounding success with all competitors and spectators having a great time, despite the showers of rain at the start of the evening

Constable Raymond Neil, Road Safety Grampian, said: “This was a fantastic night and a great way to end the road shows.”