Campaign urges young people to be safe on the roads
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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.
The 2Young2Die Fenland Road Safety Campaign is visiting schools across the Fens to deliver the message of staying alive.
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.
“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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