“Dying to Drive”

Bob and Bea were invited to attend the “Dying to Drive” educational day held at Peterchurch Fire Station on Thursday 19th September.  It was organised by Peter Hope, the Community Safety Advisor from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service and was supported by the Police,  the St John’s Ambulance and many volunteers from the Fire and Rescue Service.

The purpose of the day was to show students the dreadful effects of a car accident and this initiative aims to reduce the number of young fatalities on Herefordshire’s roads.  Secondary school students took part in a number of talks and workshops throughout the session and then watched fire, police and ambulance personnel as they responded to a mock road traffic collision involving a deceased passenger, a trapped driver and walking wounded.  The demonstration was staged in a bid to show youngsters the devastating effects of excess speed, driving under the influence of drink or drugs or showing off to friends.

It was a superbly run session and the feedback following the day has been very positive and encouraging.