Safe Drive, Stay Alive

Monday 28th November 2022

The Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service returned to deliver their ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’ roadshow in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 22nd November.

There were two presentations delivered on the day, as the College welcomed Year 12 pupils from St. John’s Marlborough to the roadshow after lunch before our Upper School attended the same talk later in the day. The scheme, coordinated by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, aims to change the perception about safety behind the wheel for an impressionable age group at a time in their life when the excitement of independence can overtake good judgement.

Through powerful personal testimony and dramatic video footage, pupils saw first-hand the tragedy and suffering caused by road traffic collisions and they were visibly affected as a police officer, firefighter, a bereaved father and an accident victim recounted their heart-breaking personal stories. These vivid accounts from people who have experienced the horror of a road traffic collision were incredibly powerful; the message being, don’t think this cannot happen to you because it really can.

The roadshow aims to encourage young drivers to think about their responsibilities as a passenger or as a driver, to ignore their mobile phone whilst driving and to always drive safely.

We are very grateful to the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service for visiting the College to deliver this vitally important roadshow once again.

Julian Hodgson

Click here to read the Safe Drive, Stay Alive summary document.

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