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:
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