QMC Safe Driving

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Queen Mary's College

Cliddesden Road

Basingstoke

RG21 3HF

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Safe Drive Stay Alive – Tuesday 19th November, 13.00-14.10pm at the Anvil, Basingstoke (transport leaves QMC at 12.30pm prompt)

About this Event

This is a road safety initiative aimed at young people. The event is provided by the Safer Roads Partnership which includes the local authorities, the police, the fire and ambulance services and other organisations who have an aim to reduce road casualties. It aims to make young people aware of the dangers associated with driving and the consequences of road traffic collisions.

Safe Drive Stay Alive consists of a specially made DVD showing a road traffic collision involving young people. The accident that is shown is not a real one and although the overall presentation is emotionally hard hitting it is not particularly gory. As the DVD is shown it will be paused to allow members of the emergency services and victims of accidents to outline their roles in dealing with collisions and casualties and the impact of dealing with death and injury on relatives, victims and emergency services staff.

For information:

- Nationally, 76% of deaths of 16-19 year olds are caused by road traffic collisions whilst one in three male drivers aged between 17 and 20 crash in the first two years after passing their tests. Passengers are also at risk.

- Research shows that one in five young people (18-24) got into a car believing that the driver was over the drink drive limit.

- More than 14 young passengers and drivers die every week as a result of car crashes in Britain. - About one in eight (13%) motor vehicle licence holders is aged 25 or under yet more than a quarter (29%) of motor vehicle fatalities are in this age group.

Other research shows that:

- Young people are resistant to conventional road safety messages.

- They think that it will never happen to them and that risk taking is a normal part of driving.

- It is a natural tendency for young drivers to look for a reason why a situation outlined in a road safety campaign would not happen to them.

- Young men in particular are more worried about seriously injuring or killing a passenger than themselves.

INSTRUCTIONS

To book your son/daughter a place on Safe Drive Stay Alive and onto the coach leaving QMC at 12.30pm please complete their full name and student email in order for them to receive their ticket directly.

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Queen Mary's College

Cliddesden Road

Basingstoke

RG21 3HF

United Kingdom

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