Seventh Rrrrallye road safety event is held in Keith

One of the classic cars at the Keith Rrrrallye event.
One of the classic cars at the Keith Rrrrallye event.

CLASSIC CARS MIXED with road safety advice was once again the theme at the seventh annual Rrrrallye event in Keith on Sunday.

The annual charity day is held in memory of local teen Stuart Harper, who was killed in May 2008 when the car in which he was a passenger hit a tree on the A95 near Cornhill.

As well as a collection of classic cars the day at Keith Community Centre was attended by representatives from the emergency services with Roadwise Driver Training also on hand with help and advice for young motorists.

Stuart’s mum Linda Harper organises the event each year. She said: “The whole day is designed to get folk speaking about their driving and be a bit more careful.

“It is not just for drivers – it is for passengers to feel comfortable enough to say no if they feel the driving of the car is unsafe. The cost of losing somebody in a road accident just because someone else is being unsafe is not worth it.

“Stuart was the passenger in the car – and until you get behind the wheel you do not understand how big and powerful they are, or how little it takes for the car to go off the road.

“So we help youngsters and adults to increase their knowledge and experience to give them the confidence to tell someone else when they are driving unsafely.”

The annual event was named after the Peugeot 106 Rallye car – nicknamed Rrrrallye – that was purchased by Stuart just a week before his tragic death.

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