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Residents invited to educational event on the dangers of driving

News release: 16/11/18 - The annual Safe Drive Stay Alive road safety campaign is returning to Hillingdon next week, featuring hard-hitting real life experiences about the perils of dangerous driving.

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News release: 16 November 2018

Students from various local schools and sixth forms will be attending The Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip, to watch a series of educational films and live speakers.

While the event is mainly aimed at schools, members of the general public are also being given the chance to take part. A special performance, which is open to everyone, will take place at The Winston Churchill Hall on 22 November at 6.30pm. It is free to attend and can be booked online via 

Members of the emergency services and parents of accident victims will be describing tragedies they have encountered. There will also be talks from former teenagers whose lives have been damaged by poor decisions behind the wheel. 

The use of emotive real life stories about people who have been affected professionally and personally by dangerous driving is designed to influence attitudes and ultimately save lives.

The event will last for an hour and a half and will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Councillor Keith Burrows, Hillingdon Council Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling, said: "Teenagers are often eager to get their driving licence because they consider it a rite of passage. But with that licence comes much responsibility. 

"This campaign, which I'm delighted to say is now in its sixth year in Hillingdon, does a sobering but important job of reminding teenagers of their obligation to be safe on the roads, as well as highlighting what's at stake if they fail to understand the dangers or, worse still, choose to ignore them."

The Safe Drive Stay Alive events are organised by the council in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Transport for London.

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