East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is renewing its commitment to educating young people about the dangers of driving.
The Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative is co-ordinated by the Service with the support of Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service.
The objective is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
Justin Goodchild from the Intervention and Incident Reduction Team at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service explains:
“Sadly road crashes are still the biggest killer in the country when it comes to accidental deaths among the under 20s. We visit schools and colleges to meet the drivers of the future and help them explore the consequences of getting involved in a road collision.”
The show explores the consequences of getting involved in a road collision. It uses a DVD reconstruction along with live testimonies from emergency services staff and survivors of road traffic collisions. The show highlights the dangers inexperienced young drivers may encounter, such as excessive speed, using mobile phones, drinking/drug use and peer pressure.
The events are targeted at Year 11 (and/or sixth form pupils if appropriate).
Visits are planned to schools and colleges in Lewes, Brighton, Heathfield, Ringmer, Plumpton, South Chailey, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Wadhurst and Battle.
Dates can be found on our online events calendar: www.esfrs.org/whatson/