The Emergency Services in North Wales chose Coleg Cambria Yale to launch their Deadly Impact Roadshow recently.
Students at the College were the first to experience presentations designed to inform them of the harsh realities of dangerous driving which is part of an educational tour of colleges across the region. The roadshow has also visited Coleg Cambria’s sites at Deeside and Northop.
The Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service joined forces to deliver the hard-hitting lesson about the dangers of the ‘Fatal Five’ – excessive speed, anti-social driving, no seatbelts, drink or drug-driving and using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Video clips and audience participation were used to educate the students in road safety. Paramedic Dermot O’Leary gave a graphic account of what happens to the human body in a collision and North Wales Police warned of the consequences of being responsible for a collision which include penalty points on a driving licence or even prison.
The messages conveyed were intended to make the students aware of their responsibilities on the road. The presentations were structured to not only show the physical damage but also the wider, emotional impact that is caused by road collisions. Emergency vehicles were also at the Coleg Cambria sites for the students to view.
Coleg Cambria Head of Estates, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Rick Bedson said: “The presentations from each of the emergency services are very effective. It forces the young and inexperienced drivers to consider the very real consequences of poor or unsafe driving.
I am sure the programme contributes towards reducing accidents on the road involving young people. Coleg Cambria is delighted to host the Deadly Impacts Roadshow and we believe it goes a long way towards safeguarding our students.”