SIXTH form students at Cheadle College are now safer on
the roads thanks to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Stockport community safety staff visited the college on
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, when the focus was road
Students learnt about the dangers of speeding and distraction
and other risks associated with driving.
Community Safety Advisor (CSA), Oliver Harrison, said: "Using
our road safety package I delivered workshops to 40 students
covering topics such as speeding, distractions, drink, drugs and
"The students then put into practice what they had learnt.
With CSA Greg Brunt I tested the young people's skills when it came
to hazard perception, emergency braking, dealing with distractions
and drink driving - all simulated of course!"
Lynn Dodwell from Cheadle College, who helped organise the
event, said: "It was good to meet the local team from GMFRS
and the day was a great success with the students gaining valuable
knowledge about road safety. Hopefully we can arrange another event
The Prevention and Protection Directorate at GMFRS recently
rolled out the 1 in 3 road safety classroom package to all 10
boroughs in Greater Manchester, which is called one in three
because people killed in car crashes are aged between 16 and
The interactive tool combines road safety facts and knowledge
with practical exercises and videos to get across the impacts of
speeding, distraction, drink and drugs, seatbelts and car
Any school or college interested in having a tailor made road
safety session are asked to contact GMFRS' Other Emergencies
Co-ordinator Lesley Allen at [email protected]
or the local Community Safety Team on 0800 555 815.