Campaign urges young people to be safe on the roads

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Graham Chappell talking to the students.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Graham Chappell talking to the students. - Credit: Archant

Young people across the Fens are being given a timely reminder of the importance of driving safely with a campaign of talks visiting schools across the area.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Caitlin Mills, Zoe Nosworthy, Elijah Almanzor, Graham Chap

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Caitlin Mills, Zoe Nosworthy, Elijah Almanzor, Graham Chappell, Kacper Gross and Ryan Berridge. - Credit: Archant

The 2Young2Die Fenland Road Safety Campaign is visiting schools across the Fens to deliver the message of staying alive.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Graham Chappell and Ryan Berridge.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Graham Chappell and Ryan Berridge. - Credit: Archant

Graham Chappell, campaign organiser, said: “Year on year we hope to see an improvement in the rates of fatal and serious accidents involving young drivers from Fenland, which in recent years have made the Fens the second most dangerous location in the whole country for young driver fatalities.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Graham Chappell and Ryan Berridge.

Neale Wade 2Young 2Die Safety Film. Left: Graham Chappell and Ryan Berridge. - Credit: Archant

“We want Fenland’s future young drivers to become part of the success story that is now growing in the UK with fatal and serious accident numbers having halved in the 10 years since the 2Young2Die programme was first began,” he said.

Talks have been held at Sir Harry Smith in Whittlesey, Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech and the Neale Wade Academy in March.


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A presentation is due to take place at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris which will be joined by Michelle Lynch, whose son Jordan died with his dad Dean in a river immersion accident on the Forty Foot Bank Road in 2005.

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