Highlands & Islands (including Moray) MSP and road safety campaigner, David Stewart, re-launched his social media campaign in relation to driving this winter called SNOW.
- S – Scrape ice and snow from all vehicle windows before driving off
- N – Never drink and drive or take drugs and drive
- O – Obey all road signs and road traffic laws and regulations
- W – When in doubt about driving – Don’t!
David Stewart speaking today said (Friday December 28th): “My message is simple really. At this time of year, only drive if you have to, always make sure you clear snow and ice from your vehicle windows.
"You can be given a fixed penalty if you don’t, or even charged with careless driving. Never even consider driving if you have taken drink or drugs, obey road signs and traffic laws and if you are at all unsure about driving, don’t.”
“All I am trying to do is put a simple ‘mnemonic’ out there for people to remember or relate to.
“I thought that a four-letter seasonal word related to this time of year would jog the memory of drivers, hence SNOW."