Grieving mums' message to drivers

IPSWICH football fans were given lifesaving road safety warnings ahead of Ipswich's 5-1 thrashing of Barnsley.Bereaved Norfolk mothers Bridget Wall and Liz Voysey joined firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at Portman Road to spread the messages of road-safety charity Brake.

IPSWICH football fans were given lifesaving road safety warnings ahead of Ipswich's 5-1 thrashing of Barnsley.

Bereaved Norfolk mothers Bridget Wall and Liz Voysey joined firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at Portman Road to spread the messages of road-safety charity Brake.

Ms Wall's son Adam was killed in a road crash at the age of 24 when his motorbike was hit by a van on the A47.

Ms Voysey lost her 19-year-old daughter Amy Upcraft when the teenager was involved in a crash when a lorry overtook a moped and hit her car, also on the A47.

She was not able to get out and suffered fatal injuries when another car hit her vehicle.

Both women now campaign tirelessly for Brake and at Saturday's match were particularly keen to remind young men of the dangers of the road as they are one of the highest risk groups on the road.

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Ms Wall said: “Both Liz and I had our lives turned upside down by the death of our children.

“We don't want them to have died in vain so we are doing something positive to educate young men about the terrible consequences of risk-taking on the roads.”

The women were handing out tyre tread indicators and “Sober-Up” leaflets which give advice and facts on driving.

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