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Kaiapoi Students to be Offered Education With Impact
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
As part of an educational road safety programme organised by the Waimakariri District Road Safety Committee, 150 Kaiapoi High School students will come face to face with a simulated road accident and its aftermath tomorrow.
The programme will be held at the high school with the aim of providing students with powerful road safety messages about drinking and driving – themes that are endorsed by local emergency services.
After observing the aftermath of a crash, which will involve a written-off vehicle and multiple casualties, students will be guided through the consequences of a major road crash. These consequences include Police and Victim Support having to break the news to the parents of a deceased student and the process involved with organising a funeral.
Students will attend a number of workshops facilitated by St John Ambulance, New Zealand Fire Service, New Zealand Police and Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD). The afternoon will include a presentation by the Brain Injury Association and will conclude with “Attitudes” - an upbeat presentation about peer pressure and the influence alcohol has on decision-making.
Waimakariri District Road Safety Coordinator Chris Neason says young drivers and their passengers aged between 15 and 25 are twice as likely to have a crash as a driver aged between 30 and 40.
Media are welcome to attend and document the event and should content Chris Neason for further information.
Waimakariri District Road Safety Coordinator
Phone: (03) 311 8900 or (03) 327 6834
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