Edinburgh Young Drivers 2014

Outside at Edinbrugh Young Drivers

This week sees emergency services and road safety professionals come together to offer advice and tips to young people throughout Edinburgh as they prepare to take to the roads as drivers.

Edinburgh Young Drivers is the road safety event for 5th and 6th year pupils across the city and is currently running at the Corn Exchange. The event kicked off on Monday 22nd September and runs until Thursday 25th September 2014.  Every state and independent school in Edinburgh received an invite.

Digby Brown are supporting the event and all week we are running a mock court which seeks to bring home the consequences of irresponsible driving in an entertaining and informative way.

The court, which features Solicitors and staff from our Edinburgh office, presents a road traffic crash from a variety of perspectives from a passenger seriously injured in the incident, the driver who caused the crash, a family member and a Police officer attending the scene.

At the end of each court session, attendees are asked for their views on what penalties the driver should incur before hearing about the very real consequences of careless driving. 

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Police giving evidence at Edinburgh Young Drivers 2014 mock court by Digby Brown

The police give evidence in the Digby Brown courtroom 

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Edinburgh Young Drivers Mock Court 2014 - cross examination of witness

 

Courtroom cross-examination 

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Passing sentence to dangerous driver at Edinburgh Young Drivers mock court 2014

Our 'sheriff' discusses the consequences of careless driving

Every day at Digby Brown, we see first-hand the consequences of road traffic crashes. We hope that Edinburgh Young Drivers helps – in a fun, accessible and informative way – gives young adults across the city the information they need to stay safe.

On Facebook

As part of our support for this important event, we are offering one lucky young debut driver the chance to win 10 driving lessons by entering our Driver Awareness Competition via our Facebook page.  See below for terms and conditions.

On Twitter

Follow Digby Brown on Twitter for updates from the event

More information for parents

If you are a parent with a child attending the event, there are a number of organisations which offer lots of advice and information about staying safe on the road as a young driver;

Road Safety Scotland

Transport Scotland

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

 

Terms and Conditions: Driver awareness competition. Limited to one entry per person. Only entrants correctly answering all of the questions will be entered into the draw to win 10 driving lessons. The winner will be drawn independently and fairly.  Digby Brown's decision is final.