MSP drives forward sensible driving campaign

Dave Stewart MSP with the 'Always Arriving' DVDs meets Joan Mackinnon the Head of Education at the Comhairle.

Dave Stewart MSP with the 'Always Arriving' DVDs meets Joan Mackinnon the Head of Education at the Comhairle.

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Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, who set up and leads the road safety group NOSDAT (North Of Scotland Driver Awareness team) visited the Western Isles this week to meet with Joan Mackinnon, Director of Education at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The MSP handed over a film featuring local people who have recently passed their driving test and also highlight the case of Callum Matheson who was one of two young people killed in a fatal collision in Inverness in 2010, showing his family’s devastation at his loss.

The film is part of the campaign ‘Sensible Driving – Always Arriving’ which has two broad aims:

Political – Introduce a form of restricted licence for new drivers

Education – Your Passengers - Your Responsibility.

Full details of the groups work can be found on the web site www.sensibledriving.org

Commenting on the latest phase of this campaign David Stewart said: “ At the outset of our filming, I said I wanted to donate a DVD of our film free to every secondary school in the Highlands and Islands. This is the purpose of this particular meeting, as I hand over the DVDs for the Western Isles”.