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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.

Each year, 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?

Monday 7 to Thursday 10 September 2020: Peterchurch Fire Station, Herefordshire 

Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 September 2020: Leominster Fire Station, Herefordshire

Tuesday 22 to Tuesday 29 September 2020: Worcester Fire Station 

Thursday 1 to Thursday 8 October 2020: Bromsgrove Fire & Police Station, Worcestershire 

Want more information?

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Please click here for a booking form - all completed booking forms can be sent to dying2drive@hwfire.org.uk

If you require further information, please email the Dying 2 Drive team at dying2drive@hwfire.org.uk or call 0800 032 1155.

We look forward to welcoming you to 2020 Dying 2 Drive!

LU: 7 November 2019