Students learn how to stay safe on the roads

East Grinstead students watched the show at the Chequer Mead Theatre. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
East Grinstead students watched the show at the Chequer Mead Theatre. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
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East Grinstead students learned how to stay safe on the roads today (March 22) after watching a show in the Chequer Mead Theatre.

The show, Safe Drive Stay Alive, is aimed at 16-18 year old students, who are either already driving or learning to drive and was organised by West Sussex County Council (WSCC).

Since the initiative began in 2005 the show has been seen by more than 80,000 students in West Sussex, a WSCC spokeswoman said.

The show aims to make young drivers aware of their responsibilities and the devastating impact a serious road traffic collision (RTC) can have on them, their friends and family, and the wider community.

The successful road safety awareness campaign was re-launched at the end of last year to include a brand new film.

The new film, which tells the devastating story of four young people involved in an RTC on a quiet country road, is combined with powerful real-life testimonies from those who have been affected by RTCs including victims, relatives and members of the emergency services.

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