Road Safety Awareness Event

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Road safety awareness presentation

19:00 hours 8 February 2016

Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk 

Why: to reduce local RTC casualties

                Raise road safety measures in area

                The public can take control of their own driving style

                Raise awareness of consequences of an accident

                Open to members of the public aged 16 years +

Location: Lecture room, Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

                  safety presentation on a disc

Practical demonstration – in car park of Old Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

Public can view demonstration and appreciation of experiences when using extrication techniques – noise.

Working with a local partner (Tower Garage, Laurencekirk)

Issue a voucher on the night for free tyre and light check for their vehicle

Prize draw – free MOT.


Presentation; 19:00 – 19:45

Practical;  20:00 – 20:30

Laurencekirk and Stonehaven RDS personnel.

Is your child’s car seat correctly fitted?

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Car Seat

At the end of last year, a Road Safety Education Report revealed  the findings of children’s car seat clinics carried out across  Aberdeenshire between June and September 2014.

Out of 244 car seats checked, 78% were incorrectly fitted and 40  of the seats had major faults.


The checks were carried out as part of the Good Egg Safety  campaign which provides information and advice on in-car child safety.

We spoke to Transport Safety Education Officer Lucy Cramb about the car seat clinics and asked her advice on how to fit your child’s car seat correctly.

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Join Scotland’s Fight Against Fire

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Fact. SFRS
House fires and casualties increase during winter…..

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service urge us all to get ready for winter. By following a few simple steps we can all be safer.

Make sure you have working smoke alarms. Consider fitting a heat alarm in your kitchen to give you early warning of a fire in the home.
Take extra care when cooking if you suffer from any illness, disability or are taking prescribed medications that makes you careless or forgetful.


Visit for practical fire safety advice, or talk to your local fire fighters at your nearest community fire station. You will find contact details on the website, in your local library and in the phone book.


A short visit from the Fire and Rescue Service will help make sure your home is as safe as it can be. They can even install smoke alarms, free, if you need them. It only takes about 20 minutes, and their advice and help could save your life.
To request a free Home Fire Safety Visit,
call 0800 0731 999

Or talk to your local firefighters…………..