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Monday, April 22, 2024

Driving Ambition Workshops for Brae and Anderson High Schools This Week

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Secondary pupils at Brae High School yesterday attended workshops to learn about road safety for young drivers, with Anderson High School pupils to set to do the same on Friday.

The “Driving Ambition” workshops are aimed at older teenagers who may either be taking driving lessons or already have passed their driving test. 

There has been a workshop for S5 pupils at Brae High School yesterday, and another organised for S6 pupils at Anderson High School on Friday. 

Both workshops are sponsored by TotalEnergies and are organised by Shetland Islands Council, with support from local partner agencies.

Each interactive workshop includes road safety topics with presentations from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance Service, highlighting some of dangers of the road and the causes of accidents. 

There are also hands-on car sessions on basic car maintenance with a local mechanic and advice from a driving instructor on preparing for the driving test. 

Practical activities are also planned, to test reaction time and demonstrate stopping distances.   

Councillor Robbie McGregor, Chair of the Shetland Road Safety Advisory Panel:

“These Driving Ambition workshops are a popular annual event with the older students at Brae and Anderson High Schools. 

“Young driver education helps to keep them safe and to make Shetland’s roads safer for everyone.

“Thanks again to TotalEnergies for their sponsorship of the event again this year.”

Judith Anderson, Site Support Leader at TotalEnergies said:

“We are pleased to again to support this initiative with Shetland Islands Council and partners to improve safety on the roads across Shetland.”

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