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    Look out for each other

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    Road safetyAbbie George, P7 at Fisherton Primary School in Dunure, has won the annual Road Safety calendar competition with a wonderful drawing encouraging others to – Be bright at night.

    The winning design was selected from hundreds of entries from schools across South Ayrshire. The Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety Team in partnership with Junior Road Safety Officers in each school organised the competition, helping to spread the important road safety campaign message of ‘look out for each other’.

    Each school selected three of the best entries then it was over to Councillor John McDowall, Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Environment to carry out the very difficult task of choosing the winning image which would be printed on the Road Safety Calendar for 2015.

    Councillor McDowall said: “Abbie has done a great job in highlighting the need to be bright at night and many congratulations to her on winning this competition.

    “As the nights draw closer and our minds turn to the festive season, it’s very easy to become distracted and not be quite so bright when driving.

    “Failing to pay attention to the road or pedestrians is a leading cause of accidents and the message, which Abbie has captured so well, is for us all to be that bit brighter.

    “Take is slow when driving through local communities and at junctions and bends, and give others plenty of room. Put safety first and be considerate to others and remember – it isn’t very bright to take chances or unnecessary risks!”

    The free calendar is now available from South Ayrshire Council offices.

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