Olympians support road safety campaign

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Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the north-east have voiced their support for a road safety campaign which targets young drivers.

The Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow aims to reduce the number of young people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in Grampian.

The hard-hitting production, which began at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom yesterday (Monday), will deliver a real shock to fifth year pupils from across the north-east, with a thought-provoking stage show and film which tells the story of a tragic road accident.

Athletes including gold medal-winning canoeist Tim Baillie and cyclist Neil Fachie, have joined the call for young people to take responsibility and make sure they are safe behind the wheel. Tim and Neil have been joined by swimmers Robbie Renwick and Inverurie swimmer Hannah Miley who all backed the campaign.

Hannah, who saw the Safe Drive Stay Alive show during her fifth year, said the show had “really helped improve my driving” and “made her more aware”.

A free Safe Drive Stay Alive show for the public takes place at the Beach Ballroom on Wednesday, November 7, from 7.15pm.

The roadshow is designed to help reduce the number of young people involved in fatal or serious road collisions in Grampian.