DID YOU KNOW?
Drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 are statistically more likely to have a fatal car crash than any other driver, the peak age range for pedestrian casualties is 11 to 16.
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- Thank you so much for coming to our Chill Clubs and delivering ‘Drive to Ensure’ helping to educate our Young Carers on Road Safety Awareness. The video at the start was good, getting a powerful message across. The interactive games were particularly good and all the young people enjoyed these and commented. These along with delivering their presentations were brilliant for team building and confidence. The certificates, prize and goody bags were an excellent idea too. You held their attention well throughout and it was good you were aware of your audience as some of the young carers have been affected by road accidents with close family members. Esther Dawson – 121 Projects Co-ordinator – Voluntary Action Within Kent
- “All of my students really enjoyed the Drive to Ensure Marketplace event and said they learnt a lot – especially the effects of driving when not paying attention to the road (texting etc) and driving under the influence”.Ms Parkes - Year 10 Tutor, Orchards Academy, Swanley
- It was a cold gloomy Monday morning. Everything was set up, despite the broken heating and freezing conditions. We started by watching hard-hitting videos, and looked at some shocking statistics. I thought I may have made a mistake. However, looking at the Young Carers, they were transfixed. Debbie Bell - Support Worker for young carer’s in Surrey
- The Drive to Ensure team delivered a well structured programme utilising some hard hitting facts with hands on interactive activities. Clearly our students enjoyed the programme and consolidated old and new knowledge regarding the responsibilities of owning and driving a car - a must for any PSHE or learning for life programme either at KS3 or KS4! Assistant Head Teacher Pete Platt
- “Drive to Ensure provided inspirational insight into the dangers of backseat passengers and road safety to Year 9’s at the Charter school. Students enjoyed the thought provoking videos with real life stories of road safety. The day was particularly beneficial because the Drive to Ensure staff were so well informed and compassionate about the subject.”Will Stainsby – Head of Year 9 Charter School
- I wanted to send my thanks and to acknowledge the superb work of the team who delivered the Drive to Ensure Programme to a group of our Y9 students. There was very positive feedback from students about the session. They found the session both interesting and engaging. I was particularly impressed by the very professional approach.Please pass on my thanks on behalf of everyone at the Leigh Technology Academy for making the day such an interesting and positive experience. I will definitely recommend the programme to colleagues in other schools and I look forward to working with you again soon. Lynne Wilkinson PSHCRE Coordinator
- Whilst nationally fatal and serious injuries rose in 2011, in Kent we saw a reduction. However, there were still 519 people killed or seriously injured in the county last year and although any reduction is good news, there is still much work to do. I’m very pleased that we have been able to contribute to the initial development of this project aimed at enhancing the safety of young drivers, and would encourage schools in Kent to get involved – it drives home a serious message in an engaging way that students can understand. Steve Horton - Kent County Council Road Safety Team Leader