Parents of a teenager who was killed in a car crash in Moray hosted a road safety event at the weekend.
The seventh Rrrrallye event was held at Keith Community Sports and Leisure Centre yesterday with the aim of improving driver knowledge and safety.
The annual charity day is dedicated to the memory of 17-year-old Stuart Harper, who died in May 2008 when the car in which he was a passenger hit a tree on the A95 Banff-Keith road near Cornhill.
The week before the accident, the trainee mechanic had purchased a Peugeot 106 Rallye, which he nicknamed Rrrrallye.
Stuart’s mother, Linda, who is the event organiser, said: “We don’t preach to folk about safe driving, but we offer things there for people to try and get a taste for, which we want them to ask about and start a conversation about their driving habits.
“We are trying to get as many aged between 14 and 17 that we can — both boys and girls as well — but it’s not just for youngsters who have just passed their test, it’s for adults as well.”
The event raises money to support 17-25-year-olds going through their Skid Car Course, which teaches drivers how to control their vehicle.
Young people can also take an Advanced Driving course which teaches motorists how to handle their cars while driving on any road conditions.
Yesterday, a range of cars and motorbikes were also on show.
The emergency services also attended alongside Roadwise Driver Training.
Mrs Harper added: “The whole day is designed to get folk to start speaking about their driving and be a bit more careful.
“Not just for the drivers, but for the passengers to feel comfortable enough to say no if they feel the driving of the car is being unsafe.
“The cost of losing somebody in a road accident just because someone is being unsafe is not worth it.
” Stuart was the passenger in the car, and until you get behind the wheel, you don’t understand how big and powerful they are and how little it takes for that car to go off the road, so we help youngsters and adults increase their knowledge and experience to give them the confidence to tell someone else when they are driving unsafely or even get out of the car.”