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Brake commends Highlands and Islands MSP for efforts to improve road safety

The award is part of a series that recognises the contribution of MSPs to improve road safety within their constituencies and across Scotland.

David Stewart’s award is in recognition of his continued campaigning to improve road safety within his constituency, Scotland and also across the UK.

Mr Stewart, who founded the road safety group NOSDAT (North of Scotland Driver Awareness Team), launched the SMART road safety campaign, focusing on reducing driver distraction during Road Safety Week 2015. Over the course of the week he looked at many aspects of road safety such as raising awareness about poor eyesight among drivers on our roads. 

He has also promoted the campaign for graduated driver licensing and lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the work carried out by Brake throughout the year. 

Mr Stewart said: “I am delighted to have won this award, which is an award recognising not only my own efforts, but that of my team, in trying to make sure our roads are safer for all road users.

“One life lost in a road collision is one too many, so we all have a role to play in road safety. Driver behaviour is key. If all drivers could drive to the conditions at the time of driving, adhere to the laws of the road and apply common sense, we would certainly be much better off.

“Finally I must thank Brake as an charitable organisation for all their devoted work in this arena.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.