Road safety roadshows for students at Weymouth Pavilion

Road safety roadshows for students at Weymouth Pavilion

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 10:32am 17th October 2019. (Updated at 2:19pm 18th November 2019)

Road safety roadshows are being held at Weymouth Pavilion today.

The Safe Drive Stay Alive show is being shown to Year 11 students from local schools as part of National Road Safety Week (18th – 24th November) - ahead of them learning to drive.

It features real people who have experienced road accidents, whether as a member of the emergency services, as a victim or as a parent who has lost a child.

Safe Drive Stay Alive uses powerful personal testimony and dramatic video footage to make the audience aware of the tragedy and suffering caused by road traffic collisions.

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'Everyone has a responsibility for road safety'

Christine Sharma, road safety manager at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said:

“National Road Safety Week is a great opportunity to consider all of the risks to drivers, rather than focusing on one specific issue.

"Everyone has a responsibility for road safety, whether they are a driver or a passenger, and our education programme is designed to bring that home as effectively as possible.”

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Safe Drive Stay Alive is a road safety initiative coordinated by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on behalf of the Road Safety Dorset partnership.