The Wasted Lives programme
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Do you teach, train or employ 17-24 year olds?
The Wasted Lives Programme, delivered FREE by experienced Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety facilitators, is one full day dedicated to challenging new and soon-to-be young drivers'attitudes to the risks associated with driving. They'll develop a better understanding of the potential consequences of taking risks behind the wheel.
It'll improve their ability to assess risks, make the right decisions and accept responsibility for their actions as drivers and passengers.
So what does it involve?
Modules delivered include:
Fast and Loose - When is fast too fast? Seat belts; are they boring or a no-brainer? Studded with hard hitting DVD clips, participants will volunteer contributory factors to crashes, try to rank them and also examine the consequences.
Risk It? - A highly interactive session with bean bags, beer goggles, breathalysers and bar trips! Participants will learn what a unit of alcohol is, how long it stays in the blood and what happens if you risk drinking and driving and get caught.
Fit to Drive? - Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Speed and even prescription drugs impair the senses. Participants, through group based research with input from experts, will learn what these drugs look like, what they do to the body, what they do to driving ability and undergo. Field Impairment Tests police carry out on suspected drug drivers. The module culminates in groups presenting their findings.
'I had no idea taking drugs could affect your driving so much'.
Missing Matthew - Powerful, award winning film, 'Missing Matthew,'is a true story of how Matthew (22) lost his life in a horrific crash, racing his best mate. One moment of madness snuffed out his life which was so full of promise. His parents tell the harrowing story and leave us in no doubt about the widespread devastation such a loss causes. Interactive follow up activities explore the consequences of making the wrong decision.
What's the point? - A plenary session of group presentations summing up what has been discovered, what thought processes have been evoked, how the day has affected them and what it means for their future attitudes and behaviour. Will they tackle any of the issues raised with a friend? Or perhaps feel strongly enough to start a campaign?
'I believe I am taking something away from today. The shocking pictures brought it home and made me realise this could be me or my mates.'
- Spot the fault - A competition to spot all the faults hidden in a short film. Prizes are awarded for the most problems identified from basic vehicle safety defects to legal responsibilities and driving behaviour.
- Crash Investigator - An interactive session where learners become crash investigators. Using a computer simulated programme to view a crash scene from all angles, they gather evidence and interview witnesses before filing their accident report of how and why it happened. The actual crash sequence is revealed at the end.
Interested? Or know someone who would benefit from taking part?
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