Students help with reconstruction of fatal car collision as part of joint police, fire and ambulance road safety campaign
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Fire crews, paramedics and police reconstructed a fatal car collision as part of a campaign to improve young drivers’ safety behind the wheel.
Peterborough Regional College’s drama and media make up students were involved with the preparation and re-enactment of the scene.
As part of the for My Girlfriend campaign, the Safer Peterborough Partnership attended to deliver various activities covering road safety messages.
Over the last three years, 517 young people aged 17–25 were injured on Peterborough roads of which 62 were either killed or seriously injured.
Marketing executive Katie Hurrell said: “The For My Girlfriend campaign is extremely important as it highlights the dangers of driving on today’s roads.
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“The visual impact of the demonstration ensures the message gets through to our students, acting as a brutal reminder of the harsh reality of what could happen if people drive carelessly.
“It was great to see the students getting involved, and the number of spectators that come to watch the demonstration increases year on year – it’s encouraging to see that more and more of our students are taking the matter seriously and applying what they learn to their own driving.”
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