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Safe Drive Stay Alive

Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a partnership including Sussex Police, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, South East Coast Ambulance Service and coordinated 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. 

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Real People, Real Stories

Safe Drive Stay Alive seeks to provide an educational experience that teaches young people not only the dangers, but also the consequences, of poor and dangerous driving.

A video reconstruction of a road traffic collision links with on-stage personal testimonies to leave the audience fully aware of both their vulnerability and accountability as new drivers.

Serving members of the police, fire and medical services give real life accounts of local incidents they have witnessed. They are followed by the victims of road traffic collisions – people whose lives have been changed irrevocably.

This is why the show is successful: it is delivered by real people with real stories to tell and, as such, it’s a highly emotional experience.


The production is aimed specifically at young people who are at the age where they are either learning to drive, have just passed their test, or are becoming passengers with their friends who are already driving. This is a hard hitting performance and would not be suitable for under 16s.

The facts

Between January 2017 and November 2018 there have been 174 17-24 year old Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) on the roads of East Sussex. That is a shocking average of 8 killed or seriously injured every month. 

Increased understanding

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.                        

When are the shows run?

Safe Drive Stay Alive predominantly runs in November around the county utilising larger external venues of which we will arrange free coach travel to and from the venue for your pupils/teachers. 

  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Kings Conference & Exhibition Centre- Eastbourne
  • Thursday 14th November 2019 - East Sussex National- Uckfield
  • Tuesday 19th November 2019 - White Rock Theatre- Hastings
  • Thursday 21st November 2019 - Clarendon Centre- Brighton

 Show performances are from 10:00-11:15 and 13:00- 14:15.


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