Help 14 year olds set boundaries and understand passenger safety
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Dorset Fire and Rescue Service teaches students about road safety with its new “Passenger power” countryside.
It is sponsored by Arval UK as part of its commitment to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on the road.
The first is a Key step 4 course for grade 10 students aged 14, as a prelude to the flagship of the Service “Drive safely, stay alive” show.
The lesson aims to empower young people to challenge risks to their personal safety as a passenger in a vehicle.
It includes bespoke animations with stories based on the most common causes of death and serious injury in road crashes, known as Fatal Four – Speed, Cell Phones / Distractions, Drink & Medication and not wearing a seat belt.
A second lesson for Key step 3 Grades 7 and 8 students will launch later this school year and will focus on travel independently – ready for teachers to plan delivery to their youngsters entering high school.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Manager, Christine Sharma, told Greatest Hits Radio Dorset: “For a number of reasons, young people remain one of the most vulnerable road user groups in the UK. As part of our delivery and evaluation of Safe Drive Stay Alive, students have told us says they often feel uncomfortable challenging dangerous driving as a passenger This lesson explores adolescent brain development, the role of peer pressure, and invites students to consider ways to ” ensure their safety and that of their friends.
“Our hope is that schools across the UK will be able to deliver this lesson to their students ahead of the government’s planned easing of restrictions in June, so students can enjoy a safer summer while traveling with their friends and family. In the future, this intervention will be part of our wider range of road safety education in Dorset and Wiltshire. “
It is sponsored by Arval UK as part of its commitment to ensure the safety of road users.
With its head office in Swindon, Arval UK supplies more than 175,000 vehicles to businesses and individuals across the country.
The lesson is available for free download on TES (formerly known as the Times Educational Supplement) here.