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Road safety lessons for Northwich students
LOWER sixth form students at Sir John Deane’s College (SJD) were given an extra lesson in road safety from Cheshire’s police and fire services.
Students heard from PC Dave Murray and assistant fire safety manager Peter Shields about the importance of staying safe on the roads and their experience of attending road traffic collisions.
They also heard from Angela Hewitt, a road safety officer, with Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Mark Jepson, who was involved in a road traffic collision and now volunteers with the fire service by talking about his experience at events like this.
“These students are at the stage of life where they are taking driving lessons or some may have just started driving,” said Mr Shields.
“This age group is the most vulnerable because of the lack of experience and we just wanted to give them some information to increase their awareness of issues on the road and to keep them safe.”
The road safety talk was held on Wednesday, September 18, and is an annual event at the college.
“We, as a college feel the need to get this message out to students about the importance of safe driving, whether they be a driver or a passenger in a car,” said Vicky Carrington, head of achievement and progress at SJD.
“We have hosted these presentations for many years now and will continue to support the police and fire service in their mission to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving students of this age.”
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