Motorists urged to put the BRAKE on for road safety week

Brake2016A NATIONAL CHARITY that has been at the forefront of initiatives that have improve road safety in Moray and throughout the country is being praised by a regional MSP.

David Stewart has been at the forefront of road safety campaigns both in his Highlands and Moray constituency and around the country – now the Labour MSP is using a motion at the Scottish Parliament to praise the work of BRAKE.

The charity works with communities throughout the country aiming to stop the tragedy of road deaths and life-changing injuries, aiming to make our streets and roads safer places for everyone using them.

Ahead of Road Safety week this month Mr Stewart said: “Road Safety Week this year runs from the 21 – 27 November 2016 and is organised by the road safety charity BRAKE.

“I have to commend this charity on its commitment to improving road safety, its partnership work and it’s leading role in this issue, which encourages others in the community, to make our roads safer.

“Over the last five years I and my team have campaigned tirelessly for safer roads. We set up the road safety group NOSDAT – North Of Scotland Driver Awareness Team and this group of individuals working with partners such as Macrae & Dick, Stagecoach, Acorn Signs, Tesco Extra and Tesco Opticians.

“They have made a difference in the Highlands Islands and Moray, but there is so much more we can do and this is an area where we will continue to focus and strive to make a difference.”

More on the work of BRAKE can be found online.