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Business backs road safety campaign

ExxonMobil, esure and Canon are among the household names backing a Surrey road safety campaign.

The businesses are helping to educate young people about the consequences of dangerous driving.

They are supporting the Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative in Surrey and have already pledged money or the free use of their facilities for the road safety campaign.

Kay Hammond Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety said: “These businesses are part of our communities and I’m proud to see that they have stepped up to the mark to help young drivers across Surrey stay safe.

“I’m certain Safe Drive Safety Alive has saved lives by educating teenagers about the dangers they face on the road.

“Campaigns like this cost money to run and these companies have shown their commitment to their communities by providing sponsorship. They should be applauded for their actions.”

Safe Drive Stay Alive is a collaboration between Surrey’s emergency services. It is a live show featuring firefighters, police, ambulance and hospital staff who share their often harrowing experiences in dealing with road accidents. Members of the public who have lost loved ones also talk about the devastation and loss that road deaths cause.

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Notes to editors:
Information about Safe Drive Stay Alive, including a film, can be found at www.surreycc.gov.uk/safedrive.
ExxonMobil, esure, Air Products, May Gurney and Yotors.com have all sponsored the initiative.

Media requiring more information please contact Jacob Leverett in Surrey County Council’s media relations team on 020 854 19419 or Jacob.Leverett@surreycc.gov.uk

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