Streets Ahead Young Driver takes place at the Corn Exchange over four days each year. All state and independent schools are invited to send along their entire 6th year to find out more about the rights and responsibilities of becoming a driver.
This intervention covers the key issues of drink‐driving, speeding and wearing seatbelts, with attendees taking part in various activities designed to teach them how to lower their chances of causing or being involved in collisions themselves. Young people who have been affected by serious incidents also shared their stories, and a hard‐hitting play, ’Friends Disunited’, highlighted the potentially life changing consequences of careless driving and peer pressure.
This event is now staged annually and is universally popular with teachers as it gives them a lead in to other activities in school such as Crash Magnets provided by Road Safety Scotland.The event is promoted from its inception in January to schools and teachers, through information sent to the schools. We have information on booking on our website and by the beginning of August we are fully booked up for all of the sessions. The 4-days program takes place in September/October.