Wokingham Safe Drive Stay Alive 20130
1,200 students from secondary schools in the Wokingham Borough will be learning about the consequences of road collisions at the Safe Drive Stay Alive event in November.
More than 18,000 young people from schools and colleges across the Thames Valley will hear an emotive and hard-hitting presentation about the harrowing consequences of being involved in a road collision. Since the initiative began in 2006, more than 6,000 Wokingham Borough students have attended the event which is aimed at new or pre-drivers to educate them about the importance of being safe on the road.
Speaking at this year’s event will be a young woman left with permanent scars and life changing injuries as the result of a collision. She will be joined by a young man who lost both of his legs in a fire which engulfed his car following a crash. Thames Valley’s emergency services, including the police, ambulance and fire service, will also be speaking about what it’s like dealing with road incidents where young drivers are seriously injured or killed, which could have been avoided.
Last year some 785 people aged between 16 and 19 were injured on Berkshire roads.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is run by Thames Valley Police, Fire and Rescue Services, South Central Ambulance NHS Trust, hospital accident and emergency staff and road safety officers from councils across the region.
More info: http://www.safedrive.org.uk/