The road safety promotions unit are working in partnership with the national charity group SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death and Injury) to educate secondary school students across the district about the risks and responsibilities of vehicle ownership and driving.
The program is delivered over two sessions of approximately 45 minutes duration. The first session is delivered by a speaker from SCARD who tells their own story about how their family member died in a road traffic collision and the effect that this has had on their life.
The second session is delivered by road safety officers and covers various topics including; driver and passenger responsibility, seatbelts and safety equipment, speed limits and speed enforcement, drinking/drugs and driving.
This is a thought provoking lesson plan that encourages responsible attitudes and behaviour whether as a driver or passenger in any vehicle and is targeted at pupils before they even learn to drive.