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Training Courses For Motorcyclists

Community safety logo Police Scotland, along with road safety partners in the North of Scotland, are holding Training Courses For Motorcyclists to help them ride responsibly and reduce the number of collisions.

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Young Drivers: We'll give you £££ to improve your driving - take the Pass Plus Course

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Please go to our Pass Plus page to find out how you can apply for the funding.

Please note that, due to lack of funds, Pass Plus grants are not available for drivers in the Banff & District, Buchan, Formartine, Garioch & North Marr, Kincardine & Mearns and South Marr CSG areas. The consequence is that funding is only available for drivers in the Fraserburgh & District area.

The financial support for Pass Plus provided by the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership for young drivers who take the Pass Plus course is only for residents of the Fraserburgh & District area. The support is not available to residents of Aberdeen City.

Road Safety Benefits from Covid-19

Road safety logo Transport Scotland’s Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland publication shows the impact of Covid-19 on north east road safety performance during 2020.
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COUNTRY ROAD DRIVING - Prepare for the unexpected.

Country Driving logo Country roads account for approximately 60% of all fatalities on Scotland’s roads.

No matter how well you think you know a route, it’s crucial that you’re prepared for the unexpected to happen – especially on country roads.

Get more information and watch the video on the Road Safey Scotland website.

Rrrrallye Youth Drive in North Marr

On the track The Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group with help from the Marr Area Committee and the Monymusk Thrift Shop has funded a Road Safety Event for 12 youngsters aged between 14 and 17 from the North Marr area.

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Telematics Car Insurance logo Telematics car insurance, also known as black box car insurance, uses your own driving data – where, when and how you drive – to potentially help bring down the cost of your car insurance. All drivers, including those in the age range 17 - 24 can save money on their insurance.

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Older Drivers Milestone Initiative

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Older drivers (65+) have been identified as a Priority Focus Area in the Scottish Government’s national Road Safety Framework; the related outcome seeks to "increase awareness, knowledge and capability of older drivers, and their families, to make informed choices about safe driving."

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Community Cycling Clubs

Cycle club image Interested in setting up a Community Cycle Club to educate on road and cycle safety both for drivers and new cyclists?

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School Parking Banners in the Marr Area

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The South Marr and Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Groups have funded banners to highlight dangerous parking on yellow lines and zig zag markings outside schools in the Marr area.

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Advanced driving for young drivers

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The Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group sponsored a young driver from Inverurie to take the IAM Roadsmart course and the test in order to assess the benefits for young drivers.

Find out about the IAM Roadsmart driving test.

Speed monitoring equipment introduced

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A new electronic speed sign is to be used in the Garioch area to assist police officers dealing with road traffic offences.

The sign has been purchased by the Garioch Community Safety Partnership and will be used throughout the Garioch area including in Kintore and Westhill.

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Car Seat Clinics

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Staff from Aberdeenshire Council's Transport Safety Education Unit offer free car seat safety checks and advice for parents and grandparents from time to time at various locations.

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Ambition to Drive

Ambition to drive photo Sixth year pupils at Kemnay Academy have been learning about the need for common sense and safety once they take to the roads as qualified young drivers.

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Crash Live Show in Huntly

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Crash Live, the Community Partnership event helped people realise the severity of anti-social driving and its consequences. The event took place at the Huntly Fire Station, King Street, Huntly.

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Operation Collinsville

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Police Scotland with the help of the Garioch & North Marr CSG are continuing to tackle anti-social and irresponsible driving in the Marr area with the launch of Operation Collinsville.

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Crash Live Show in Inverurie

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Crash Live, the Community Partnership event was held at Thainstone, Inverurie. It demonstrated how the emergency services deal with serious road traffic collisions.

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Operation Zenith - Promoting Motorcycle Safety

Operation Zenith logo Collision figures prompt warning to mature motorcyclists.

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Driving Ambition

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Pupils at Kemnay Academy have been given lessons on road safety during a Driving Ambition session at the school.

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Country Roads Rush Hour

Rural road photo Drivers are being warned that rush hour accidents are not just confined to busy city centres, with latest figures revealing a "Country Roads Rush Hour" between 3pm and 6pm when accidents on rural roads peak.

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Road death numbers reduced

Road deaths graph Fatalities on roads in North East Scotland reduced in 2011.

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Momentum in Alford - Road safety for young people

Momentum logo The Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group is providing financial support to the Momentum Project in Alford as part of its programme of support for tackling the problem of road traffic collisions involving young drivers in the North East of Scotland.
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Bikesafe - Road Safety for Motorcyclists

BikeSafe logo Grampian Police participate in the national Bikesafe initiative which encourages motorcyclists to think about their own riding techniques, consider how safe they really are and to look to improve their riding skills through advanced training.
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Don't Risk It - Rural road safety

Don't Risk It Campaign logo The worst accidents in Scotland happen on country roads - 3 out of 4 road deaths occur on them. They are mostly caused by loss of control and driving too fast for the conditions.
Read more about the Don't Risk It campaign.

Safety for Older Road Users

Urban Roadeo, the road safety performance for older users has been presented in Monymusk.

Safe Driving on Rural Roads

You are three times more likely to be killed on a rural road than an urban one whilst in a car.

Find out how to drive safely on rural roads.

A96 Survey

Give us your opinion of how safe is the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness and what could be done to improve it by filling in our A96 questionnaire.

Read comments on the A96 from Local MSPs.

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