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Students Learn Essential Road Safety



Hundreds of students at Tresham were given some serious lessons in road safety when they attended a special event staged by the emergency services.

The Joint Emergency Service Road Safety Day was held today (Monday 19th September) at Tresham’s Corby campus in Oakley Road.

The aim of the day was to give students the opportunity to learn more about all aspects of road safety, from the work that each of the services carry out at the scene of road traffic collisions, to the technology used when these incidents are attended.

Road safety was at the heart of the day’s activities and something that Tresham are keen to highlight to its students, so one of the key aims of the event was to send home clear messages about the potential consequences and impact of dangerous driving.

Throughout the event, students were able to find out more about the types of equipment used to free casualties at the scene of collisions, about the common causes of collisions and about the real consequences for friends, family and all those involved in a crash where there has been a loss of life or life-changing injuries to someone involved.


Messages were delivered in a series of interactive displays as well as through an educational presentation.

Participants during the day included Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Northamptonshire Police, the joint Safer Roads Team (Police and Fire), the East Midlands Ambulance Service and Corby Borough Council.

Watch Manager Christopher Lane, from NFRS, who led the event organisation, said: “Attending road traffic collisions is such a major part of the Fire Service’s work that we know at first hand just how devastating it can be when people are caught up in this type of incident.

“In holding this day at the college, it has been great to speak to so many young and future drivers about road safety and hopefully instil in them some life-saving messages they will remember in the future.”

Clive Skingsley, Uniformed Public Services lecturer at Tresham commented:

“Many of our students are becoming drivers, or are friends with young drivers, whilst they study with us at Tresham so it’s important for us to highlight the importance of road safety. By showing them hard hitting videos and getting them to take part in activities that demonstrate the consequences of dangerous driving we hope that our students will be more diligent and encourage their friends to be, saving lives and preventing injuries on the roads. “


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