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Dirty Pretty Things back Make Roads Safe campaign

Pop group, Dirty Pretty Things, is supporting the Make Roads Safe campaign with a concert at The Coronet, South London on September 13.

The band offered to support the campaign, put together by the RAC Foundation and the FIA Foundation, after a recent tragedy in which three teenage girls were killed. Two sisters, Claire and Jennifer Stoddart, and their friend, Carla Took, died in a car crash in July while driving home from a Dirty Pretty Things concert in Ipswich.

Two hundred pairs of tickets to the concert will be given away free by the Make Roads Safe campaign and Dirty Pretty Things to supporters in a prize draw.

Calling on fans to sign the Make Roads Safe online petition at www.makeroadssafe.org, Carl Barat, lead singer, said: “It is unbelievable that around the world a child is killed every three minutes on the road, yet almost nothing is being done to prevent this. The recent deaths in Suffolk of Claire, Jennifer and Carla were so sad, such a waste of young lives, and this is happening to families every day. This is why Dirty Pretty Things are supporting the Make Roads Safe campaign.”

The main aim of the Make Roads Safe campaign, coordinated by the FIA Foundation and RAC Foundation, is to raise public awareness about the impact of road crashes in developing countries:

  • 3,000 people die every day on the world’s roads – road crashes kill on the scale of Malaria and TB
  • A million people are killed on the roads in poorer countries every year – this is set to double by 2020
  • Only HIV/AIDS kills more young men worldwide than road crashes.
  • Every three minutes – the average length of a song – a young child is killed on the world’s roads, and four are permanently disabled.

  • To sign the petition and enter the free prize draw for tickets visit www.makeroadssafe.org


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