Wiltshire students get traffic safety video shock

Year 11 students in west Wiltshire will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation next week.

Safe Drive Stay Alive uses personal testimony and video to make the audience aware of the tragedy and suffering caused by traffic accidents.

Students at Wellington Academy in Tidworth will see the show on Monday, with Matravers School in Westbury, Melksham Oak School and Devizes School seeing it on Tuesday.

Since its launch in 2006, the roadshow has been viewed by thousands of students. The organising team hopes it will soon be essential viewing for every school in the county.

Ian Hopkins, road safety development manager at the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The presentation is hard-hitting and upsetting, but we make no apology for that.

“It is this truthfulness that makes it so successful. We know the young people who see this roadshow are affected and we have seen the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads decrease since the programme started.”

There will also be a public screening at Malmesbury School on 11 December.

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8:16pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

The road safety development manager, no less, at the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service states that the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads is on the decline, so why the sudden huffing and puffing from insurers to ban young drivers from driving at night or carrying passengers?
The road safety development manager, no less, at the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service states that the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads is on the decline, so why the sudden huffing and puffing from insurers to ban young drivers from driving at night or carrying passengers? Mrs Donnyfly
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