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Brakes off for Local Coma Teenager

£500 for Brake; The Road Safety Charity


East Lothian, Scotland -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2014 -- When local teenager Robbie Thomson set out for work on 05 June 2014 it was just a normal day, however within 10 minutes Robbie was fighting for his life after colliding into a bus at the junction of the A198 & Dean Road, Longniddry.

Whilst the shock began to set in with Robbie's friends, family & locals, Driving School ' Driver Training' contacted the family and offered support through 'Brake, The Road Safety Charity', who support families and friends through bereavement and/or severe trauma. Davidson Davidson, CEO of said "whilst we really felt distraught & helpless for Robbie, it is so easy to forget the torment and emotional pain of those left picking up the pieces from such a life changing event."

The events prompted the Driving Instructors to start giving a few lessons a week free to their Learners in exchange for a donation to the Brake Road Safety Charity '2Young2Die". Incredibly in only five weeks they had raised their target of £500, 7 weeks earlier than planned.

The money raised will assist in training more volunteer councillors and support workers to ensure support is always available to those that need help in coping with such a life changing event.

Robbie is still in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and whilst nurturing his broken back & neck with a fixed head frame bolted into his skull, is recovering at a remarkable speed. Robbie's commented 'After reading about it from the online news, I am grateful for the support given to my Mum, Dad & Family. Its weird the people you don't suspect are the ones that do the most'.

The cheque was received by Robbie on behalf of Brake and before driving again, will also provide Robbie with some Advanced Driving Lessons with confidence building exercises.

About Driver Training is a modern Driving School with a passion to teach Learner Drivers to not only Pass the Driving Test, but to have real abilities to handle real life situations. Davidson said "we often hear the term 'you learn to become a driver after you pass your test', however, for some this could be too late. We believe that Learners should be taught these things before passing the driving test, using planing & awareness techniques that are normally associated with Advanced Tests. By using these unique methods our Learners can drive with confidence and skill, which gives them more confidence in their ability and using risk management to keep them safe." You might think that this would cost more, but compared to the national average Learner, Learners can save between £270-£360 on full price driving lessons too.

For more information or if you have had a loved one involved in a major accident, you can contact Brake on 0845 603 8570 or online at
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East Lothian

Davidson Davidson CEO
6 Park Road
Port Seton
East Lothian
EH32 0AP
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