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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Last few places on Cannock driving course up for grabs

22/03/2016

The modified vehicle is designed to have its doors removed and demonstrates procedures used by firefighters.

The last few places on a young drivers’ course are up for grabs.

“We hope the hard-hitting presentation will be thought -provoking and will deter young drivers from taking risks that may ultimately cost them their lives.”

Community Safety Officer Kelly McCulloch

The session aims to communicate potentially life-saving messages to young motorists. It is aimed at 17-24-year-olds and will take place at Cannock Community Fire Station on Thursday, March 24 from 7pm-8.30pm.

The ‘Fatal Four’ presentation will convey the importance of driving safely and sensibly to young people. It highlights the most common mistakes made by young drivers which can result in life-changing injuries or even death. These include speeding, using a mobile phone whilst driving, not wearing a seatbelt and driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

A modified vehicle is used to simulate a road traffic collision allowing young people to experience first-hand what it would be like. The vehicle, which has been designed to have its doors removed, demonstrates procedures used by firefighters.

Further courses are available on May 19, August 4 and November 24.

Community Safety Officer Kelly McCulloch said: “Twelve per cent of fatal and serious crashes involve motorists aged 17-19. Yet this age group makes up just 1.5 per cent of UK license holders.

“We hope the hard-hitting presentation will be thought -provoking and will deter young drivers from taking risks that may ultimately cost them their lives.”

For more information or to book on any of the above courses please call 01785 898506 or email Community Safety Officer kelly.mcculloch@staffordshirefire.gov.uk 

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