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Danger driving in focus for students
POLICE in East Yorkshire are to host a hard-hitting event aimed at educating students about the consequences of dangerous driving.
The “young driver event”, which will be staged at Bishop Burton College on Thursday, October 4, will include workshops, stalls and demonstrations displaying the seriousness of committing motoring offences and causing collisions.
A real-life crash using some of the college’s students will be recreated, with fire crews demonstrating what they have to do to remove the roof of a damaged vehicle.
The event has been organised by Humberside Police, Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, Safer Roads Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Bike Safe and the college.
Lisa Stokes, the fire service’s road safety team leader, said: “We are committed to engaging with young people and this event is an ideal opportunity for us to work alongside our partner agencies to highlight the risks faced by not only young drivers who have recently passed their driving test, but also the passengers they carry.
“The worrying truth is that, between January 2009 and the end of 2011, young people aged between 16 and 25 accounted for 27 per cent of all the killed or seriously injured casualties across the Humberside region.”
PC Julie Turrell, of Beverley’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This event will educate our young drivers of the seriousness of their actions while on the road, and what they can do to prevent themselves being involved in an incident.”
The event takes place between 9am and 3pm.