- In 2011 just over 1900 people were killed on the UK's roads, 23,122 seriously injured and almost 179,000 slightly injured.
- Of those killed almost a quarter were aged 17-24 years of age.
- Young people are three times more likely to crash if they have friends in the car.
- More than a quarter of all new drivers will crash in their first year after passing their test.
- The biggest killer of young people is road traffic collisions.
Drive survive is a short, intensive and stimulating event where young road users are exposed to and asked to discuss the risks associated with being a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian. Some of the course content is of a graphic nature, for that reason, we recommend that only those aged 16 and over attend the course.
The material is not intended to solely shock or upset students, but is used to help achieve the following aims.
Objectives of the course
- raise awareness of the risks whilst using the roads in various situations and to promote responsible behaviour in vehicles.
- highlight what behaviours can affect road users and others, and the consequences of those behaviours.
- give students the confidence to behave appropriately when pressured to do otherwise, and to challenge others when behaving inappropriately.
- promote further training or instruction to help improve skills and knowledge.
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