Ben­e­fits of road safety cam­paign out­lined to min­is­ter dur­ing visit

The Oban Times - - News -

JUS­TICE sec­re­tary Michael Mathe­son vis­ited Oban com­mu­nity fire sta­tion last week to hear about the ‘cut-it-out’ road safety cam­paign.

Mr Mathe­son was given a tour of the sta­tion and was then pro­vided with the chance to view ap­pli­ances and other op­er­a­tional re­sources.

He then met with the on- duty fire crew be­fore be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve a re­al­time crash sim­u­la­tion.

The MSP was then up­dated on some of the com­mu­ni­ty­based ini­tia­tives the sta­tion is en­gaged in with its mul­ti­a­gency part­ners. This in­cludes the ‘cut-it- out’ road safety ini­tia­tive which is a pro­gramme aimed at pro­mot­ing safe driv­ing amongst young driv­ers and pas­sen­gers of school leaver age.

Mr Mathe­son met some of the young peo­ple who have al­ready taken part in the pro­gramme and he was very in­ter­ested in their feed­back.

He also met June Graham and Kay McGhee from Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil’s road safety depart­ment.

June and Kay ex­plained to Mr Mathe­son the ra­tio­nale be­hind the ini­tia­tive and they also spoke of the pos­i­tive feed­back re­ceived from the schools which have par­tic­i­pated so far.

ROAD WATCH: MSP Michael Mathe­son joins Oban com­mu­nity fire sta­tion man­ager Martin Hill and watch man­ager Dun­can Lit­ster

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