A mother whose 19-year-old son was killed in a car crash has launched a road safety campaign.
Sonia Ewens’ son Jamie was killed in Lochgelly, Fife in August last year.
Now she has joined together with Fife Constabulary to warn parents and other young people about the dangers of the road.
Jamie did not have a licence and the car he was driving wasn’t insured. He was dyslexic and was desperate to drive but was afraid to sit his test.
Ms Ewens said: “I’m trying to put the message across to young people about the consequences of their actions and the decisions that they make in their life and possibly prevent another family from going through what we’re going through.
“Jamie lost his life at an extremely young age, he had his whole life ahead of him, but he is not here anymore, he is not the one that has to deal with this. Please just think about what you are doing on the roads and be safe, don’t make any drastic actions.”
Fife Constabulary have used social and digital media to get the message across to drivers and have made a video which shows Ms Ewens, who lives in Kirkcaldy, speaking about her son’s death.
She speaks about the impact Jamie’s death has had on her family and why she wants no one else to experience what they have been through.
Ms Ewens added that Jamie had always been interested in “anything with wheels” from roller skates, bikes, motorbikes and then cars.
She said: “He made a few mistakes. I do not agree with some of the decisions he made in his life but it doesn’t matter what your kid does you still love them.”