Around 2,500 11 year olds from schools across Warwickshire will converge on the Heritage Motor Centre this week to help Warwickshire’s RSOs work out what caused an imaginary road `incident’.
CSI: Live & Dangerous will highlight the potential dangers pupils face on the roads as they prepare to move on from primary to secondary school in September.
Youngsters will be encouraged to examine and gather evidence based around five road safety scenarios: evacuating a coach safely; how to keep safe while walking to school; cycling hazards; the importance of wearing a seatbelt and not distracting car drivers; and risk taking on or near roads.
The event will conclude with a finale written, directed and performed by drama students from Stratford on Avon College.
Councillor Martin Heatley said: “Moving from primary to secondary school is one of the most exciting times in a child’s life. It can also be one of the most daunting and dangerous too – especially as they may be travelling on unfamiliar roads for the first time.
“This event will provide them with a safe and controlled environment in which to gain advice and learn about road situations and issues they may not have had to deal with before.”