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A South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership initiative needs your vote.

Reckless Driving Wrecks Lives has been shortlisted by the Scottish Community Safety Network for a Safer Communities Awards 2013.

Each year youngsters watch the initiative at Ayr Odeon.

Councillor Rita Miller, Chair of the South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership said: “It took a lot of hard work to devise Reckless Driving Wrecks Lives along with our partners, but it has all been worthwhile, it really does have a positive influence on young drivers and their friends who travel with them. For this work to be recognised and for us to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award, and be part of promoting and celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s Community Safety, is a great honour.”

“Earlier this year more than 2,000 S5 and S6 students from 22 secondary schools from across Ayrshire watched some very moving, inspirational and heartbreaking presentations about the importance of road safety. The aim is to improve road safety among new and learner drivers and their passengers through a series of thought provoking presentations.

Councillor Miller concluded: “It only takes a few minutes to vote for Reckless Driving Wrecks Lives, so show your support for our South Ayrshire team, this project really has saved the lives of many young people and will continue to do so in the future.”

Voting is open until 5pm on 29 August; cast your vote at www.safercommunitiesscotland.org.uk.

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided online.

The winners will be announced at the National Community Safety Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on 9 September.