Students get in the driving seat
Students at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham have been learning about the dangers of driving - without leaving the classroom.
Gill Starkie and Martin Cooke, West Sussex RSOs, took a seat belt sled to the college and more than 90 students sat on the seat and were released at approximately 4mph. Most were shocked by the impact when they hit the bottom.
The students were also given the opportunity to wear beer goggles, which illustrate the effects of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
For further information contact Caroline Kingsmill on 01243 777115.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015: resources produced here in the UK
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CURRENT SCOREYES 34% (-3%) NO 63% (+3%) NOT SURE 3% (-)
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'Give everyone cycle space'
This Cycling Scotland campaign asks drivers to give cyclists, especially children and young people, sufficient space when overtaking.
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