The Road Safety Team, along with the Fire and Rescue Service and the Police, offer interactive sessions designed to develop students’ awareness of road risk and the skills of risk management; skills that they will need to develop so that they can safely enjoy their increasing independence.
Areas covered: Risk awareness and management as a pedestrian, a cyclist, a passenger, or a driver and rider of a motor vehicle. (Time required – 60 to 90 minutes per session.)
Please note: Whilst there is potential to share information at an assembly, we believe that an interactive classroom session offers far greater educational value.
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Working with students to look at ways in which they can safely mix with traffic both on foot and on bikes, as the students experience greater amounts of independence from their parents.
The session will look at how students can develop strategies for travelling as passengers in cars, often where the driver is inexperienced. They will consider what they, as a passenger, can do if the driver is going too fast, showing off, or driving badly. They will also look at why groups of young people travelling in a car will significantly increase the risks of the car being involved in a collision.
They will revisit pedestrian and cycle safety.
The students will look at the safety implications of moving into motorised transport – the skills required for managing risks involved with mopeds, motorcycles and cars; as the driver or the passenger. This is ideally introduced before they start to drive/ride motorised vehicles, to enable them to make the right decisions on the road.
DriveWise is a road safety presentation aimed at young drivers in Suffolk. The aim of the presentation, which includes videos, slides and interactive voting, is to make people aware of the consequences of dangerous driving.
For further information visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/safetyadvice/roadsafety/drivewise.aspx
'Learn and Live' is a road safety initiative developed and delivered by operational firefighters in Suffolk and is supported by local radio station Town102fm . 'Learn and Live' has been developed to compliment the already successful 'RoadKill' project which is delivered to youth offenders.