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Y11 Students in Road Safety Awareness Talk

In our Learning for Life lesson, we were visited by PC Nattrass, who is part of the traffic police. The traffic police keep our roads safe from speeding and drink driving. PC Nattrass did a presentation about the “Fatal 4” which are speeding, mobile phones, seat belts and drunk driving. He taught us that these are the four biggest threats to inexperienced drivers on the road and told us the effect of inexperience on a driver whilst driving.

He taught us the consequences of being caught with the Fatal 4 and how to prevent them if necessary. Speeding can be prevented by leaving plenty of time to get to your destination so you don't have to rush, being aware of the speed limits and the speed you're driving at. If you find yourself drunk or plan on drinking you need to have a designated driver, use a taxi or public transport or just don't do it. He taught us that people between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to be caught out by the Fatal 4 than any other age group.

I learned a lot from PC Nattrass and I’m going to remember the information when I learn to drive sometime in the future.

Cat Barnes