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Punk rock band backs safety campaign
Punk rock band Dirty Pretty Things is to support the Make Roads Safe campaign with a concert at The Coronet, in South London, on 13 September.
Make Roads Safe is an international campaign to put global road traffic injuries on the Great Britain and United Nations sustainability agendas. Building on the work of the Commission for Global Road Safety, Make Roads Safe aims to raise public and political awareness of 'a global road traffic injury epidemic that kills at least 3000 people, and 500 children, every day'.
Dirty Pretty Things' commitment to the campaign is motivated in part by 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 concert in Ipswich at which Dirty Pretty Things had performed.
Calling on fans to sign the Make Roads Safe online petition, lead singer Carl Barât , 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."
For more information about Make Roads Safe and the special concert go to: www.makeroadssafe.org.
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