The Wasted Lives programme
Wasted Lives is an award winning young driver education programme. It targets young drivers and their passengers. Delivered by a team of facilitators and fire officers the session challenges beliefs resulting in safer attitudes towards risk taking behaviours on the roads.
So what does it involve?
The sessions cover speed, seatbelts, mobile phones, drink and drug driving. The sessions are highly interactive and offer students opportunity for discussion and reflection. The sessions use a mixture of learning techniques including group work, experience sharing, adverts and a case study. Students will be offered the opportunity to ask questions and to take a break from the session if they need to. We have two case studies to be utilised as part of the sessions. The case study used is chosen under the discretion of the facilitator.
Everything to Live For - Everything to live for is a true story of how Vicky (18) lost her life in a horrific car crash where her friend was driving. She was a passenger in the car where the driver chose to speed. The crash happened outside her house. Vicky's Dad and brother talk of their own loss, all the achievements Vicky had made and all that she never got the chance to achieve. The activity follow up involve learners identifying their key milestones and what they want to achieve in the future, the future Vicky never had. See Vicky's story
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 ended 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. See Matthew's Story
"It might sound silly but it's not Hollywood, it's local and it's real and that's what matters to us".
Crashed Vehicle Display- We have two crashed vehicles from fatal collisions in Lancashire. The cars were donated to Wasted Lives by the parents of two young lads who died in separate incidents. For more information see the book a car page.
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