Search

Bromley teenagers warned about road safety in hard-hitting council initiative

PUBLISHED: 09:52 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:52 23 July 2018

The consequences of dangerous driving are graphically illustrated through the event’s workshops. Picture: Bromley Council

The consequences of dangerous driving are graphically illustrated through the event’s workshops. Picture: Bromley Council

Archant

Teenagers at Langley Park School for Boys, Eden Park Road, Beckenham, have been taking part in a thought-provoking initiative about road safety.

Driven by Consequences is an award-winning programme aimed at young drivers, and has been running successfully for ten years, forming part of an ongoing road safety initiative to reduce the number of young people killed or injured on Bromley’s roads.

The consequences of dangerous driving are graphically illustrated through the event’s workshops, highlighting the dangers of young drivers and motorcyclists making certain choices, including driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

Cllr William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: “Bromley’s national leading ‘Driven by Consequences’ campaign is just one of the ways that we try to impart the vital message about road safety to newly qualified teenage drivers.

“Many have already experienced and benefited from taking part on the Driven by Consequences course, a day which they will tell you themselves pulls no punches as to the harsh realities involved when making mistakes whilst driving at speed or under the influence of drink/drugs.”

Over 5000 students this academic year have taken part in this initiative or the council’s traffic education programme.

Statistics show that one in five young drivers crash within one year of passing their test.

Inexperience is a key cause of these accidents, so the campaign is targeted at Year 12 students aged 16 and 17 who are about to start driving or have recently passed their test.

This initiative is part of the council’s road safety service, combining education and engineering works which has resulted in Bromley’s roads, per mile, having one of the lowest serious casualty rates in London.

The events bring together speakers from the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, London Air Ambulance and Kwik-Fit working in partnership with Bromley’s Road Safety Unit to give compelling accounts of the devastation that can be caused by irresponsible driving. In past sessions, students have heard from the bereaved mother of a 16 year old, attended a reconstructed collision scene with Forensic Police Investigators and prepared evidence for a reconstructed coroner’s court inquest.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bromley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bromley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bromley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest news

A new cycle lane in Orpington is set to move forward after plans were re-jigged again to combat concerns over safety.

Yesterday, 15:51

Nugent Shopping Centre recently treated members of the Bromley Childhood Cancer Support Group to a VIP morning.

Yesterday, 15:17

Two Bromley boxers made their debut on the MTK show in Brentwood last week (November 17) with successful performances.

Yesterday, 14:09

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez have arrested a fifth person.

Yesterday, 07:00

A resident at an Orpington care home has been reunited with his former primary school class after asking the community if they recognised faces from a 1950s photograph.

Mon, 16:46

London City Royals coach Jay Williams has called for his men to hammer Newcastle Eagles into the ground in a no-nonsense bid for revenge on Saturday.

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bromley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bromley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24