A Road Traffic Collision Reconstruction
The session will begin with the reconstruction of a fatal road traffic collision involving all of the blue light services, their response and the ripple effect of such a collision.
Our Dying 2 Drive road traffic collision (RTC) reconstructions are designed to illustrate the consequences of bad driver (and passenger) decision making and address issues that are commonly linked to the fatal four causes of RTCs. These are not wearing seatbelts, speeding, driving whilst impaired and driving with distractions.
Our reconstructions are as life like as possible and reflect both the situations experienced by young drivers and their passengers. Students will be confronted by scenes that emergency services regularly face across the county.
Along with an overarching story that young people can identify with, we also use special effects make-up, actors to play the part of real casualties and just like real life- people are seriously injured and do die.
Key to the reconstruction is the outcome for those involved in the RTC, which often includes motorcyclists, pedestrians, other innocent road users and passengers within the vehicle.
What is Dying 2 Drive?
Dying 2 Drive is a free multi-agency road safety initiative aimed at reducing death and serious injury amongst young road users in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
At our events, we cover a range of road safety including a road traffic collision reconstruction, literature and practical interactive workshops.
The scheme is aimed at Year 11 students who will currently be car passengers and soon become young drivers.
In the last quarter (January 1 2016 - March 31 2016) Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service attended 158 road traffic collisions across the two counties, 19 of which involved serious injury.
The number of young adult road users (16-25 years) continues to have notable representation within the seriously injured casualty statistics in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Through a targeted, structured and powerful programme of events, we hope to see a reduction within that group over the coming years.