A Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) member from Lancashire will attend the 2013 National Road Safety Conference as a guest after becoming Road Safety GB’s 3000th Twitter follower.
Rachel Parker, who works for NFU Mutual, came to follow Road Safety GB as a result of a road safety campaign launched by the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.
The campaign, ‘Drive it Home’, raises awareness among young drivers of the dangers of driving on rural roads. It aims to create Drive it Home Champions who can promote safer driving in their local communities and peer groups, and offer opportunities for YFC members to improve their driving skills.
Rachel’s prize for becoming the 3,000th follower is a complimentary day pass for the National Conference 13-14 November. The conference will take place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate and is being hosted by the Yorkshire and Humberside Region, and already more than 110 people have registered to attend.
Rachel said: “Road collisions are a massive concern in my area, especially those involving young people, so the more information out there the better.
“I started following the Road Safety GB Twitter account after Milly Wastie (chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs) recommended it to me.”
Iain Temperton, who runs the Road Safety GB Twitter account in partnership with Matt Staton, said: “Congratulations to Rachel for winning the prize. We look forward to meeting her in Harrogate, and hope she enjoys the conference and finds it useful."