Younger drivers are being focused with a course which goals to focus on the dangers of driving dangerously on rural roads.
To mark Highway Security Week (19-25 November), the Nationwide Federation of Younger Farmers’ Golf equipment (NFYFC) has launched the brand new highway security course geared toward younger drivers in rural areas.
The initiative comes as the newest figures collated by highway security charity Brake reveal that, per mile travelled, rural roads are nonetheless probably the most harmful for all types of highway customers.
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With most members of Younger Farmers’ Golf equipment dwelling in rural places, the NFYFC is hoping its new workshop, known as Drive it Dwelling, will assist to scale back the variety of accidents on rural roads.
The attention session has been developed with the assistance of Leicestershire and Rutland’s Rural Policing Staff, Leicestershire County Federation of Younger Farmers’ Golf equipment (FYFC), and with enter from Leicestershire Fireplace Service.
It focuses on the 4 principal causes of demise and critical damage on the roads, identified by the emergency companies because the “deadly 4”.
- Inappropriate pace
- Not carrying a seatbelt
- Driving whereas distracted
- Drink and drug driving
The Drive it Dwelling module lasts for about 90mins and is geared toward younger folks aged 10-28.
It may be delivered throughout a YFC assembly and entails interactive actions and steering on what to do if you’re the primary on the scene of a highway visitors incident.
Leicestershire Police officer Rob Cross, who can be the present vice-president of Leicestershire & Rutland YFC and a former county chair, helped to develop the course.
He stated: “I hope [this] can be a prevention software and cease rural younger folks from turning into a statistic.
“The deadly 4 are an enormous challenge for us on rural roads throughout the UK and I hope this course will assist younger folks make some knowledgeable selections.”
Leicestershire & Rutland FYFC was the pilot for the brand new module.
County organiser Emma Lovegrove stated: “Rural younger folks between 16 and 29 are on the highest threat of dying from a highway visitors accident.
If we will save one life in every county, then this module has labored, and we’ve made a distinction.”