A MOTHER who lost her teenage son in a country-road crash is backing a new Scottish Government road safety campaign.

The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland drive, which launched yesterday, encourages drivers to prepare for the unexpected and slow down on country roads.

Dorothy-Anne Scott’s son Mark was only 19 years old when he was killed on the A980 from Alford to Banchory.

He was in the passenger seat of a car which was breaking the speed limit, the driver lost control on a bend and crashed into a wall. Mark, who was about to start an apprenticeship as an aeronautical engineer, died at the scene.

The driver was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash and jailed for 10 months.

Dorothy-Anne said: “My son’s death was entirely preventable.”