Cordeaux students learn about driving awareness

YEAR 11 students at Cordeaux School were given an insight into driving awareness after a visit from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

The aim of the visit was to educate the pupils about young passenger awareness.

They were shown video clips from road traffic accidents.

The students listened intently to fire fighter Paul Brown who ran the session and interacted with pupils throughout the day.

They took on board the reasons for being shown this presentation as research has shown that 20 per cent of all collisions involve young drivers.

The pupils were also alerted to the causes of some of these accidents such as inappropriate use of mobile telephones.

Cordeaux’s co-ordinator, Lesley Jaines said: “It’s vitally important for students to understand the need for safety as drivers and passengers.”

Student Josh Smith said: “It was an eye-opener into how many deaths there are on the roads each year.”