ARE U READY campaign

Highlands & Islands Regional MSP and Road Safety Campaigner, David Stewart, who set up the road safety group NOSDAT (North Of Scotland Driver Awareness Team) has teamed up with local car dealer, Parks of Hamilton to launch their autumn/winter road safety campaign.

ARE U READY is an educational social media, radio and leaflet campaign advising drivers to be ready for autumn/winter driving.

David Stewart said “ On behalf of NOSDAT, I am delighted to work in partnership with Parks of Hamilton on this initiative. Through this educational campaign, which can be heard on MFR, viewed on my face book page and detailed in a leaflet, which will be circulated at North based Parks of Hamilton dealerships and Halfords Inverness, we hope to further improve the safety for all users on our roads. This campaign lists nine handy hints for driving in the autumn and winter and if nothing else, should jog the memories of those who maybe have forgotten some of the do’s and don’ts of driving on our roads during the different seasons. Support from a major car dealer like Parks of Hamilton make our work possible and I am indebted to them for this assistance. The advert will be aired on MFR between 8 and 12 October 2018.

“Changing seasons bring changing hazards whilst driving on our roads, surfaces are affected by wet and slippery conditions, low sun causes sun glare, poor light conditions can affect the area of visibility in front of us, so all drivers need to watch their speed, slow down in residential areas, or near schools and make sure their vehicles are ready for the autumn/winter.

A spokesperson for Parks of Hamilton said “We are delighted to work in cooperation with NOSDAT to highlight the importance of road safety. Road safety is key to ensuring that drivers slow down and drive to the prevailing conditions, especially throughout the Autumn and Winter months when there is perhaps poorer visibility. As a leading vehicle dealer in the North and across Scotland, Park’s Motor Group have been and continue to be, at the forefront of road safety.”

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