Students see consequences of crashes

By Richard Wright

Sunday, March 16, 2014

 

Students see consequences of crashes

Ryde Academy students watch the emergency services dealing with a mock crash as part of the Head-On event. Picture by Robin Crossley.

A HARROWING roadshow, which is designed to hammer home safety messages, came to Ryde Academy.

As part of the Road Safety and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Education) programme, students in Year 10 took part in the Head On event last Thursday.

Head On is part of the campaign to reduce the high rate of deaths involving young people on the Island.

Its focus was to raise road safety awareness of travelling with young, newly-qualified, drivers.

Organised by the IW road safety team and the emergency services, the event showed how fire, police and ambulance services deal with a traffic accident.

Students watched a DVD of a local case study in which the emotional impact of a crash was explored.

They also took part in workshops where they considered what steps they could take as non-drivers to ensure their safety and that of others.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

17th March 2014, at 17:19:58

N-N-Nineteen.... dont what your point is with the first part of your post. But i do agree with your final sentence.

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by Nikki Rose

17th March 2014, at 15:39:14

So lets tar all young people with the same brush shall we ? I managed to pay for my own driving lessons aged 19. My husband also paid for his own driving lessons aged 19, passed his test and has never caused an accident in the 19 years he has been driving. There are plenty of young drivers out there that do not cause accidents and there are plenty of idiot drivers out there that are not teenagers!

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

17th March 2014, at 14:27:05

I do agree that a certain proportion of people do have too much money and these are the ones that fund their children to learn to drive and have a car too early.These same children are the ones that are in further education and half way through bunk off and have a gap year to travel the World funded by who ? You guessed it, and before its said no I'm not jealous in fact i feel a little sorry for these children as no proper values have been taught to them.

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by David Blackford

17th March 2014, at 10:06:31

I agree with what you say Tony but when I say that in my opinion most people have too much money you would probably not agree with me.
However, driving lessons and cars have to be paid for. I was 25 when I got my driving license - lessons paid for by me - and around the same age when I bought my first very old car which I drove with the respect it deserved.

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

16th March 2014, at 10:09:01

Parents and relations need to stop financing this insane act of letting their children get behind the wheel of a car far to early. They are all born with a pair legs and arms to either walk or be able to stop a bus.
Then perhaps the resources funding these programmes could be put a better use.

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