Safer Roads Essex educates students on the importance of road safety

Students at South Essex College were educated about the importance of road safety with a production by the ‘Fatal 4’ from Safer Roads Essex.

Based at the Thurrock and Southend campuses, students were presented with three different characters each highlighting the fatal four reasons of road accidents such as distraction, drink and drug driving, speeding and seatbelts.

The performances was based on real life stories of people within the local community and showed the effects of dangerous driving on their lives.

The initiative, from Safer Roads Essex Partnership, provides interactive productions to schools and colleges across the county to raise awareness of road safety and the consequences of a crash.

Donna Bond, a representative from Safer Roads Essex, said: “The performance is designed for this age group to communicate the importance of road safety and taking necessary precautions on the road.

“The students are always very receptive when we come here and engage well with the actors.”

Katherine Taylor, Enrichment Associate, said: “As all of our students will be a driver or passenger at some point in time, we welcome this performance each year to get across the message of road safety in an interactive and engaging way.”