‘Don’t let it happen to you’ – that’s the message that Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety left with 400 students from Lancaster and Morecambe College on 3 April.
The crowd watched four young friends with a little sister, aged 9, involved in a car accident when going to a mate’s house ‘just down the road’. The driver, who had taken drugs, escaped with minor cuts and bruises, yet is left riddled with guilt and shamed by the devastation he has caused.
The audience then saw the award winning ‘Missing Matthew’ film about 22 year old Matthew Hannon from Lancashire who lost his life racing his car against a friend in January 2006.
Kat Whitemoss speaking on behalf of the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, said: “The odds are stacked against young drivers unless they make the right decisions. We want students to look around them and think ‘who will crash this year’ and ‘will I be in the car with them?’”
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