Young drivers’ road safety drama going into schools

A young drivers’ educational programme has been redeveloped so that it can be delivered directly into schools and colleges across Lincolnshire.

The 2Fast2Soon team has created a new dramatisation of a true story, which shows the full consequences of being involved in a fatal road traffic collision.

The play tells the true story of Kirstie, a 19-year-old Lincolnshire teenager who died in a car crash near Mablethorpe in 2002.

The dramatisation details the hours before the tragic event, as well as the consequences on the family and other parties involved, such as police.

A showcase of the programme was held at the Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground on Wednesday, September 25.

The drama has been developed specifically to help reduce the number of young drivers and passengers who are killed or seriously injured on Lincolnshire’s roads.

Part of a three-step programme including advice and driving training, 2Fast2Soon aims to influence changes in driver behaviour for other road user groups.

Skidcar training is part of the 2Fast2Soon programme.

Skidcar training is part of the 2Fast2Soon programme

The original 2fast2soon programme received the acclaimed Prince Michael of Kent International award for road safety education in 2010 and has been running for almost six years.

Steve Streeton, Project Manager for 2Fast2Soon, said that after the first three years of the programme there was a 67% reduction in road traffic collisions casualties among 17-21 year-olds across Lincolnshire.

He said: “Prior to this year, we’ve always taken the programme direct to theatres, but this year we’ve redeveloped it with a new story that we can take direct into the schools.

“This year we’ve managed to secure funding to provide the scheme free of charge to any school that has a sixth form or any college. We have 40 available dates, and 20 have gone already.”

Photo: File/The Lincolnite

Photo: File/The Lincolnite