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Teens learn road safety

posted 22 Nov 2017, 02:20 by Tim Williams   [ updated 22 Nov 2017, 02:20 ]
The dangerous reality of hitting the road has been driven home to teenagers.
Year 12 students at NTA6 at Nightingale Academy, in Edmonton, took part in the Safe Drive Stay Alive road safety campaign. The 16 and 17-year- olds watched a hard-hitting performance and listened to talks from 
emergency service personnel about their experiences of attending road accidents.
Ms Hunt, pastoral lead, said: “Safe Drive Stay Alive was a very emotional event as it was all about real life situations. Students heard stories from the emergency services about life or death situations or examples of when people have died in their arms as the result of a road collision. “Someone in a wheelchair who suffered brain damage spoke also about how it had affected their life.

“It was very intense, but really hits the message home to be safe drivers as they are getting to the age where they are starting to have driving lessons. They were also reminded how to be safe as pedestrians and passengers.”
The initiative, delivered by Enfield Road Safety Team, will be followed up with a workshop next year to see the impact it had on the young drivers.