Benefits of road safety campaign outlined to minister during visit
JUSTICE secretary Michael Matheson visited Oban community fire station last week to hear about the ‘cut-itout’ 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.