Victim's mother launches road safety campaign
Archived news: published on Thursday 24 May 2012 by Fife Council
This latest initiative seeks to educate and inform young and inexperienced drivers of the all too real dangers they face on our roads.
The Ewens family's life was turned upside down when her son, Jamie, was killed. She wants to help make young inexperienced drivers aware of the all too real dangers they face when they first take to the roads.
In a powerful interview, which is available on the Fife Constabulary website at: www.fife.police.uk/roadsafety, Mrs Ewens, from Kirkcaldy, explains the terrible impact Jamie's death has had on her family and why she wants no one else to have to go through what she and her family have suffered.
Jamie didn't have a licence and the car he was driving wasn't insured. In the interview, Sonia explains how Jamie was desperate to drive but was afraid to sit his test because he was dyslexic.
Fife Constabulary's campaign will seek to raise awareness with youngsters, inviting them to view the video on digital or social media and asking them to leave their thoughts and comments.
In the interview Mrs Ewens says: "The message I am trying to put across to young ones is the consequences of their actions and the decisions that they make in their life could possibly prevent another family from going through what we are going through.
"Jamie lost his life at an extremely young age, he had his whole life ahead of him, but he is not here anymore, he is not the one that has to deal with this. Please just think about what you are doing on the roads and be safe, don't make any drastic actions. "
Superintendent David McCulloch said: "I have seen too many people like Jamie killed on the roads in Fife because they were driving too fast or not wearing a seatbelt. Young and experienced drivers need to understand how dangerous cars can be. They need to treat the road, speed signs, other drivers and pedestrians all with respect.
"I wish to thank Sonia for working with the police to help us educate and inform young and inexperienced drivers and how to stay safe on our roads. All too often I am called to fatal or serious road accidents which leave a devastating impact on the family and local communities."
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