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David Coulthard backs road safety campaign

The former Formula One driver David Coulthard is starring in a new safety advert which aims to reduce the number of deaths on country roads.

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'We are still seeing too many fatalities' says Transport Minister

"Driving on country roads takes more than simply being aware of the basic Highway Code.

"Increased concentration and greater care is needed to adapt to the muddy tracks and changeable conditions, which make country roads particularly tricky."

– David Coulthard

"In Scotland we currently have the lowest road casualty figures since records began.

"Fatalities are down by 11% from 2010 and while even one death on our roads is one too many, there are encouraging signs of progress.

"It's clear that we are still seeing too many fatalities and serious injuries that are avoidable.

"We know that male drivers make up three-quarters of those killed on our roads and 70% of fatal accidents happen on country roads.

"I hope that David Coulthard, a Formula One legend, can help convince them to change their dangerous driving habits."

– Keith Brown, Transport Minister for Scotland

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