What is Dying 2 Drive?
Dying 2 Drive is a free multi-agency road safety scheme aimed at reducing death and serious injury amongst young road users in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Our events involve a realistic road traffic collision (RTC) reconstruction followed by powerful interactive workshops.
The scheme is aimed at Year 11 students who will currently be car passengers and soon become young drivers.
In 2017, more than 3,000 Y11 students attended Dying2Drive - helping to prepare them to be safer drivers in the near future.
'Dying 2 Drive is a hard-hitting, uncompromising programme for young adults which aims to address the fact that road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes of death for young people. I am hugely grateful to the HWFRS for creating such a powerful experience which had had a really positive impact. I am certain our students will be more considerate and thoughtful road users as a result and that lives will be saved.'
Tim Knapp, Headteacher, Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College
Dying 2 Drive is part of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's
Saving More Lives vision to further safeguard the individuals and communities of our two counties through protection, prevention and intervention.
What does the event involve?
Sessions 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.
After the reconstruction, key safety messages will be reinforced through group activities. The workshops will focus on the causes of RTCs such as not wearing seatbelts, driving whilst impaired and driving with distractions.
Various skills are considered that may help young people to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
When and where and availability?
Wednesday 12 to Friday 21 September 2018:
Peterchurch Fire Station, Herefordshire - some availability 13, 17, 18, and 20 September
Wednesday 26 September to Tuesday 2 October 2018: Worcester Fire Station - some spaces are still available on 1 and 2 October
Thursday 4 to Friday 12 October 2018 : Bromsgrove Fire & Police Station , Worcestershire - fully booked!
Want more information?
Y11 of all high schools in the two counties have been invited to attend - but if your Y11 child hasn't got a place at one of this year's events, please contact their school and request they attend.
In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding Dying 2 Drive, please
email the Community Risk team or call them on 0800 032 1155.