Road safety message for students

STUDENTS were being given a vital message on road safety today at a special roadshow.

STUDENTS were being given a vital message on road safety today at a special roadshow.

Road safety officers from Suffolk County Council were joined by councillor John Goodwin at Suffolk New College, to advise students on how to keep safe on the roads and to make them aware of how life changing accidents can be.

Mr Goodwin, himself an advanced motor cyclist, said he took road safety very seriously.

He said: “We are encouraging youngsters to get the safety message. It's just really to try to get students interested and involved in road safety and thinking about it.

“Accidents can result in life changing injuries and the younger you are the less likely you are to think it's ever going to happen to you.

“That's the hard part to get across to them.

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“Young drivers and riders think they are invincible which they are not.”

Suffolk County Council who organised the road show has teamed up with the Evening Star for a Save a Life campaign has been launched to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk Safecam, the Highways Agency and the East of England Ambulance Service are also involved with the ten week campaign which aims to raise awareness of the shocking statistics surrounding the amount of accidents on Suffolk's roads.

Among the core areas to be tackled throughout the campaign are speeding, using mobile phones while driving, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts.

n. What do you think needs to be done to make our roads safer? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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