Road safety lessons given to Forth Valley school pupils

Published 03 February 2017

Police in Forth Valley are hosting a Safe Drive, Stay Alive Road Safety event at Stirling University’s Macroberts Arts Centre.  Around 4000 school children are expected to attend with two shows per day over the week commencing 6th February.

The event, hosted jointly with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Forth Valley is given annually to 4th year pupils from all Forth Valley's schools.

The presentation takes the form of a film of a road traffic collision, with interludes where emergency service personnel give brief talks about their role in serious collisions. 

This is then followed by families describing how their lives have changed as a result of death and serious injury in a road collision. This part of the event can be quite harrowing and as such participants need to be at least 15 years old.

In addition to the two shows per day for school children, there will be an additional evening show on Thursday 9th which is free and open to everyone.  (Tickets to be booked via the Mac Robert box office)

Road Policing Constable Andrew Starkie said: “The Forth Valley event is now in its 10th year and has had excellent feedback from those attending. It is also a great example of partnership working between the Emergency Services.”

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