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3011, 2016

Heartbroken mother warns against mixing drink/drugs with driving

November 30th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Grieving mother Rachel Docherty is backing a Christmas drink/drug driving campaign after losing her own teenage son in a devastating car smash earlier this year. The mother-of-five is throwing her support behind Road Safety GB North East’s (RSGB NE) seasonal campaign to reduce road casualties following the death of her 17-year-old son James Docherty. The road safety group is urging people to leave their [...]

1611, 2016

Pedestrians most likely to be involved in road collisions during autumn

November 16th, 2016|PEDESTRIAN SAFETY|

Pedestrians are mostly likely to be involved in a road collision in the weeks leading up to Christmas – with children accounting for a third of casualties every year. As the nights get darker earlier, Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is appealing for all road-users to slow down and to look out for each other during the coming weeks. Drivers are urged [...]

2609, 2016

Jordan’s grieving family urge young drivers to stay focused on the road

September 26th, 2016|YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY|

The distraught family of a teenager killed in a car accident have backed a campaign to safeguard young drivers on north east roads. The family of talented footballer Jordan Dowson said they will never recover from his death and are supporting Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) in its Young Driver campaign. The latest statistics show that young people are four times more [...]

2705, 2016

Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

May 27th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Football clubs across the region have backed a campaign by Road Safety GB North East to give drink driving the red card during Euro 2016. The road safety group is being joined by Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hartlepool football clubs as it aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drink driving and ultimately reduce accident and casualty figures during the football tournament. Each [...]

2804, 2016

Grieving young mum urges motorists to ‘take it easy’

April 28th, 2016|MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

Young mum Faye Keeler is facing parenthood alone after her “perfect” partner Chris Earl was killed in a motorbike accident near their home. The grieving 25-year-old has backed a campaign by Road Safety GB North East, which aims to raise awareness of bike safety and reduce the number of motorcycle casualties across the North East. Her partner of ten years, Chris, died instantly less [...]

2802, 2016

New North East Road Safety Campaign Urges ‘Look Out for Each Other’


A teenager who miraculously survived after stepping off a bus and running into the path of a car has given her support to a new North East road safety campaign that is urging people to ‘Look Out for Each Other’. Emily Armitage was 15 when she leapt off a bus and, distracted by her mobile phone, ran into the path of a car, causing [...]

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