SAFE DRIVE STAY ALIVE
600 young people sat in Dorking Halls yesterday morning to a "show" designed to change the way they drive and save young people's lives from the disaster of road accidents. Films and personal speakers including parents who have lost a child, a child who has lost a parent and a permanently seriously casualty delivered extraordinary powerful messages of the brutal truth of the dangers on the road. It was all very emotive and engaging. Started in 2005, this month 12,000 young people from almost all the schools in Surrey will attend 19 performances. Evidence show that the number of drivers/passengers killed or seriously injured by a young driver/rider has fallen from 122 in 2004 to 72 in 2016. Congratulations to Russell Pearson and his staff at the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service for so effectively delivering these life saving events. The High Sheriff Youth Awards is a committed supporter of these events.