Logo
Young Driver Focus | National Conference | Knowledge Centre Twitter RSS
direcorycalendarvacanciesadviceshopContact
Road Safety News - In association with Keltic Clothing
Tuesday 28th September 2010

Drink drive campaign seeks to inform young drivers

1 reader has commented on this story

Mike McAdam, project manager for the ‘Don’t be that someone’ campaign, says the government is not doing enough to tackle the issue of drink driving.

Mr McAdam says that the total number of casualties from drink driving accidents is 11,990 a year - that’s roughly 33 per day, and just over 1 every hour.

‘Don’t Be That Someone’ aims to inform young people aged 14-18 years about the dangers and consequences of drink driving.

The campaign resource pack includes a documentary featuring the family and friends of a young man who was killed by a drink driver, a young woman who was seriously injured in a drink drive accident, a ‘vox pops’ video showing how little young people really know about the dangers of drink driving, three lesson plans that fit within the national curriculum, and interactive leaflets.

The pack also investigates issues including peer pressure, the responsibility of passengers and the after effects of causing serious injury or death, including the possible consequences for families and the wider community.

To watch the video or for more information visit the ‘Don’t Be That Someone’ website or contact Mike McAdam on 07972 463 161.

Comments:

Report a reader comment
Click here to report a comment you consider to be offensive or inappropriate.


Comment Congratulations Mike on tackling this important issue. Drink-driving remains a problem, with variable rates of enforcement, so relevant resources for schools and youth groups are sorely needed. I hope this resource is widely used.
Mandy Rigault, Oxfordshire.

Agree | Disagree
Agree1 person agrees

What's your view - comment on this story:

I confirm that I have read and accept the moderation policy and house rules relating to comments posted on this website.
Your comment:
Your name and location:
Your email:
Captcha [What is this?]


Road Safety Academy
What's New?
Tuesday 16th September 2014 -

September P&M and Board Meeting minutes added to the Members' area...

Monday 4th August 2014 -

 Members' areaMinutes of the June Directors Board meeting added.

Monday 21st July 2014 -

 Members' area - Policy & Management Committee meeting June meeting minutes added

Thursday 17th July 2014 -

 Members' areaTHINK! Country roads campaign briefing added

Tuesday 17th June 2014 -

 Careers - new job vacancy added

Tuesday 10th June 2014 -

Members' area THINK! Campaign Calendar April 2014 - March 2015 added.

Contacts

Click here to submit a new story.

Click here to register for our weekly news update service.