Vital Road Safety

Brake, the road safety charity, is urging the people of West Yorkshire to improve road safety in their communities by attending a training course to help them spread vital road safety messages to young people.

Young People

Brake is working hard to improve young peoples’ road safety in the county through the charity’s highly acclaimed campaign work. On Thursday 5 November 2015 they will be running a course in Huddersfield. Educators, community campaigners, driving instructors, emergency services personnel and young people themselves are invited to attend the event.

Location

The initiative will take place on on John William Street,  and attendees will be provided with the tools to deliver engaging and innovative training on road safety . Delivered by an experienced trainer, this essential course includes information on how to engage youngsters in road safety, key educational messages, and interactive activities for communicating safety information.

Topics

Course attendees are shown how to run discussion-based workshops around six core principles of road safety, asking young people to drive:

  • Slow – within speed limits
  • Sober – free from alcohol or drugs
  • Sharp – not tired, ill or with poor eyesight
  • Silent – with phone switched off and out of reach
  • Secure – belted up in a safe vehicle
  • Sustainable – only when you have to

Resources

All attendees will receive a range of electronic resources, including slides, film clips and links to advice and information, plus a free hard-copy pack of posters and leaflets. They will also get a free year’s membership to Brake Professional, providing free guidance and tools for road safety professionals, and road safety research from around the globe.

Further Information

Attending the course is free if you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash or costs just £55 (+ VAT) for professionals. For more information or to book online, visit the Brake website or contact Brake on 01484 559909 or professional@brake.org.uk.

Dave Nichols, professional engagement officer at Brake, says: “Road crashes are the biggest cause of disability and death among young people. It is vital that we reach young people, whether or not they are drivers themselves, before it’s too late. This course provides tools to help trainers to make a real impact and end the carnage on West Yorkshire’s roads; I urge anyone who wants to act to keep young people safe to attend.”