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Bristol youngsters to receive road safety training

Youngsters across Bristol are being given the opportunity to receive additional tuition on how to be responsible road users with road safety training from charity Brake.

Launched as part of the organisation’s ongoing 2young2die initiative, March 19th will see young people aged from 11 to 25 being invited to take part in a number of sessions of road safety training being put on by a professional instructor.

The event will include discussion groups on driving best practice, as well as giving participants the chance to educate their peers on the importance of road safety.

Highlighting the main aims of the 2young2die programme, groups will be educated on the organisation’s six core principles for road safety – Slow (sticking to speed limits), Sober (free from alcohol or drugs), Sharp (alert and attentive), Silent (phones should be switched off), Secure (always wear a seatbelt) and Sustainable (driving only when you have to).

Dave Nichols, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: “Road crashes are the biggest cause of disability and death among young people. It is vital that we reach young people, whether or not they are drivers themselves, before it’s too late.

“This course provides tools to help trainers to make a real impact and end the carnage; I urge anyone who wants to act to keep young people safe to attend.”

All those who attend the course will be given access to Brake’s online resources for improving road safety, as well as receiving a certificate stating they are trained to deliver 2young2die workshops of their own – further spreading the message of the scheme.

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