Fenland teenagers have lessons behind the wheel

Young Drivers at Wisbech Fire Station . Instructed by Howard Newton Community Health and Safety Officer. FLtoR Howard Newton Einaras Gedartas. ChrisDobson. Lea Granfield. ANL-150915-130927009
Young Drivers at Wisbech Fire Station . Instructed by Howard Newton Community Health and Safety Officer. FLtoR Howard Newton Einaras Gedartas. ChrisDobson. Lea Granfield. ANL-150915-130927009
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Teenagers experienced a crash car simulator as part of a driver safety course.

Youngsters were given lessons in the importance of staying safe behind the wheel during a session at Wisbech Fire Station.

Groups of teenagers from Wisbech’s Fenland Learning Base and On Track Education Services visited Wisbech Fire Station for the Drive 2 Arrive event.

It was organised to highlight the importance of road safety and educate teenagers about their responsibilities as new drivers and passengers.

According to the road safety charity, Brake, drivers aged 17-19 are involved in 12 per cent of fatal and serious crashes in this country.

During the session, youngsters experienced a crash car simulator and tested their reflexes on a special wall.

The course also included a courtroom session where the youngsters played judge and jury.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service staff, in partnership with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, hosted the sessions to highlight the importance of road safety.

Crew Commander Ady Bradshaw, Drive 2 Arrive programme lead, felt the session was useful.

He said: “This was the first time we worked with these organisations and it has been an excellent opportunity for the fire service to get the hard-hitting messages of Drive 2 Arrive across to this target group of individuals.”

Lisa Gregory from Fenland Learning Base, located at The County School in Wisbech, also felt the course was important. She said: “Our students enjoyed participating in Drive 2 Arrive and thought the sessions were very much worthwhile.”