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Keeping young drivers safe

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Keeping young drivers and car passengers safe

It's been eleven years since the Dying 2 Drive programme began and the collaborative scheme has gone from strength to strength, with attendance growing significantly over the years culminating in more then 3000 students taking part in 2017 across the two counties.

Through these interactive workshops, Dying 2 Drive aims to reduce the risk of death and serious injury amongst young road users as they start to travel independently in cars or on motorbikes with other young adults. The initiative supports the Saving More Lives vision by helping to prevent harm and promote wellbeing for the students that participate in the workshops.

Community Safety Advisor Pete Hope said: "Dying 2 Drive has been running for over a decade now, during which time thousands of young road users have benefited from the interaction and advice given by those involved. The initiative is supported by a number of departments across the Service along with our Service Volunteers and partner agencies such as West Mercia Police, Safer Roads, West Midlands Ambulance Service and DHL."

He continued: "Focusing on the fatal four causes (speeding, mobile phones, no seat belts as well as drink and drug use) of road traffic collisions, the workshops explore choices and consequences of poor decision making, giving those attending the necessary skills and knowledge to keep them safe on the road."

If you would like to know more about Dying 2 Drive, please click here or contact the Community Risk team on Dying2Drive@hwfire.org.uk or call 0800 032 1155.