Safety first is the message

Cut It Out  simulated road accident scenario
Cut It Out simulated road accident scenario

Around 120 people ignored the bad light and the rain on Friday night to appreciate a live demonstration of a fatal road accident scenario.

‘Cut It Out’ was the name of the staged presentation, with narration, at the west car park on Leven’s Promenade.

The mock accident scene, with real vehicles, showed the audience of drivers and passengers the way Fife’s emergency services respond to road traffic collisions.

Professionals from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service talked through their involvement and were available to give advice to the audience.

Attendees were also able to speak to professionals at a number of information stalls and were encouraged to try a driving simulator and collision simulator to highlight the importance of wearing seatbelts.

Stephen Thomson, station manager with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Road traffic collisions can have a huge and often devastating impact on people, services and the wider community.

“A few simple improvements to the way we drive can vastly improve road safety, and can only happen through educating people about the choices they make.

“Cut It Out is a very worthwhile way of getting out into communities and speaking to drivers and passengers alike.

“It is also a valuable training exercise for all the partners involved and a chance to reduce road traffic collisions in Fife.

‘‘We’ve had positive feedback from several young drivers and hope all involved consider the potential consequences of using mobile phones or other distractions while driving.”