Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a partnership including Sussex Police and South
East Coast Ambulance Service and co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. The objective is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
The show explores the consequences of getting involved in a road collision. It uses a
DVD reconstruction along with live testimonies from emergency services staff and survivors of road traffic collisions. The show emphasises the dangers inexperienced young drivers may encounter, such as excessive speed, using mobile phones, drinking/drug use and peer pressure.
As the show unfolds, the DVD is paused and the emergency services speak to the students about their experiences, the reactions of the driver and passengers, the medical implications and how seeing such trauma affects them personally. Volunteers, who themselves have been directly affected by road traffic collisions, also step onto the stage and share their experiences and tell of the long term effects on their lives.
The event is targeted at Year 11 (and/or sixth form pupils if appropriate). Road crashes are still the biggest killer in the country when it comes to accidental deaths among the under 20s. We therefore want to target young people before they start driving.
Statistics on young drivers show that:
At the end of the show it is hoped that the students will have an increased understanding of the risks of driving and the consequences for young people involved in road traffic collisions. They should be aware of the necessary skills and attitudes required for being both a safe driver and a safe passenger and will understand the role of the emergency services that deal with road traffic collisions.
The shows generally run for a week in December and a week in January, with two shows on most days. This is currently under review, and will soon be run throughout the year at different venues throughout the county. However, the majority will still take place in school halls with each show lasting approximately one hour.
|Date||School/College||Borough||Start time||Finish time|
|Week 1||05 -09 December 2011|
|Mon 5 PM||Uplands Community College||Wealden||2.00||3.25|
|Tue 6 AM||Beacon Community College||Wealden||8.45||10.00|
|Tue 6 PM||Blatchington Mill||Brighton & Hove||2.00||3.00|
|Wed 7 AM||City College CCE||Brighton & Hove||9.00||12.00|
|Wed 7 PM||City College Pelham||Brighton & Hove||1.00||2.00|
|Thu 8 PM||Claverham Community College||Rother||2.30||3.20|
|Fri 9 AM||St Leonards-Mayfield||Hastings||8.30||9.30|
|Week 2||12 -16 December 2011|
|Mon 12 AM||Cavendish School||Eastbourne||9.00||11.45|
|Mon 12 PM||Lewes Old Grammar School||Lewes||2.15||3.30|
|Tue 13 AM||St Leonards Mayfield||Hastings||11.55||12.55|
|Wed 14 PM||Bexhill College||Rother||3.30||4.30|
|Thu 15 AM||Uckfield||Wealden||10.00||11.00|
|Fri 16 AM||Seaford Head CC||Lewes||8.50||10.20|
|Week 3||9 - 13 January 2012|
|Mon 9 AM||Chailey School AM||Wealden||8.45||10.30|
|Mon 9 PM||Patcham High||B & H||1.50||2.50|
|Tue 10 PM||Hove Park||Brighton & Hove||1.30||3.00|
|Wed 11 PM||Ratton||Eastbourne||2.10||3.15|
|Thu 12 AM||Bexhill High||Rother||9.30||11.00|
|Thu 12 PM||Plumpton||Lewes||1pm & 2.30 pm||4.00|
|Fri 13 AM||Tideway School||Lewes||11.00||12.15|
|Fri 13 PM||Dorothy Stringer||B & H|