All Lower Sixth students participated in the Essex Roadster event run by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership. The aim of the day was to educate 16/17 year olds in the risk and consequences associated with driving – ranging from how to apply for a licence, driving safely to basic car maintenance.
All the speakers were experts in their field, being members of the emergency services or someone who has been affected personally as a result of a road traffic accident.
Our students were able to participate in role plays where they took on real life situations and looked at how a split-second decision could affect so many different people. They also tried out specially designed goggles to simulate the effects alcohol has on reaction times and depth perception.
All our students left the event with a greater knowledge about what it means to be in charge of a vehicle and that there are consequences to all decisions that they, and their passengers, make.