Safety campaign for young drivers

A campaign to make young drivers and passengers aware of the risks on the road will be seen by students across the Thames Valley.

The Safe Drive Stay Alive theatre event will be shown to 14,000 16 to 18-year-olds and includes a film about a group of young people on a night out whose car is involved in a collision.

The emergency services will step onto the stage at specific times in the film and talk about their real-life experiences and what action they would be taking if it was a real-life experience.

Speaking this year will be a father whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a road collision in Aylesbury in 2006, a couple whose 19-year-old son was killed four years ago in a collision in Reading and a couple whose 22-year-old son was killed in a crash near Theme in 2004.

The events will be run Thames Valley Police and other agencies.

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