The hard hitting Roadsafe Roadshow visited Belfast and Armagh to bring a serious road safety message to local students as part of efforts to get drivers to take more care and responsibility on the roads.
The international award winning roadshow was delivered by PSNI in partnership with Belfast PCSP and Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon PCSP and attracted students from schools and colleges including St Catherine’s, St Genevieve’s, St Louise’s, St Mary’s, Ashfield Girls, Girls Model and Methodist College.
Recognising that people under 25 years of age are at greater risk of being killed or seriously injured on our roads, the aim of the road show is to drive home the importance of responsible driving as young people prepare to commence their driving career.
Road Safety Education Officer, Con Ciara Cassells, believes the key to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on the roads lies in education and says: “It is only through educating our young people about the dangers that motorists can face on the roads that we can make a difference."
The Roadshow graphically depicts how a night out can end in tragedy and permanent disability. The story is told, not by actors, but by real emergency services first responders including a police officer, a paramedic and a fire officer, and tells the tragic story of a young woman, who was paralysed following a horrific collision.