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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 road users, whether car passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and may 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.

Virtual Dying2Drive 2020

This year due to Covid-19, we have had to think very differently. Not our usual experience, however we hope that the resources we have created within our online package for school staff to deliver to Year 11 students will prove useful and informative and will empower your students to make positive choices as road users, passengers, pedestrians and drivers of the future.

The package can be used in a number of ways to suit you and your school timetable. We have created a teacher’s guide for each of the workshops with additional information that can be shared with the students. .

We are aware that each individual school will deliver differently depending on capacity within their curriculum. It will be possible to deliver within a 1hr lesson. However, we have also included additional interactive activities within each workshop. These add value to the student’s learning experience, although it will require several lessons to complete the presentation. Alternatively the sessions can be delivered in 20 minute sections over 5 days, if that would be more appropriate for your timetable.

D2D Breakdown –

There is an introductory clip from Lauren Doherty, an inspirational young lady who has dedicated her life to educating young people - ‘My life will never be the same after I was hit by a van and paralysed – but now I want to share my story to prevent it happening to other people’.

This is followed by a six-minute extrication clip showing a reconstruction of a road traffic collision.

The four subsequent workshops will look into the fatal four behaviours which cause death and serious injury – inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, distractions such as mobile phones and drink/drug driving.

The conclusion has been compiled by bereaved parents and shares their experiences.

The presentation will be delivered to you on a memory stick along with a hard copy of the teacher’s guide and the PowerPoint presentation including notes slides. We also have a set of two impairment goggles for use with the optional police activity. These will also be delivered to you prior to your session if you choose to do the additional police activity. Please complete the booking form giving several options and email to Dying2Drive@hwfire.org.uk to arrange delivery of resources prior to your session. Please be aware we have limited numbers and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis for five working days. Resources will be available until the end of the academic year.

Want more information?

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual Dying 2 Drive!

LU: 24 November 2020