Home Office DVD highlights teenage boy dangers
A hard-hitting film funded by the Home Office will be sent free to secondary schools to highlight the dangers presented by teenage boys who get behind the wheel.
Watch Over Me III is the third 'soap' created by the children's charity missdorothy.com , which aims to help young people develop strategies for dealing with tough issues including knife crime, teenage road deaths, and internet paedophiles.
The charity says it has discovered that one of the biggest killers of teenage girls in Britain is their boyfriend's bad driving. It has recreated a car crash scene, with the help of the emergency services, to force home the road safety message.
Although the charity says it has not been able to find statistics on the number of fatal car crashes involving teenage boys, during their research they came across many cases.
In the film Meredydd Hughes, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, says: "One fact quoted to me quite often is that the single biggest killer now of teenage girls is their teenage boyfriends driving their cars."
The film was launched at Charlton Athletic FC's ground on 5 December. Guests included David Blunkett MP, former footballer Paul Elliott and television presenter Nick Owen.
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