Worcestershire County Council currently delivers the following
programmes within schools to educate pupils about road safety
Speed Awareness Training
This exercise, designed for years five and six, aims to make
children aware of the relationship between speed and distance and
how this effects the time it takes for a vehicle to stop The
children watch a DVD before participating in practical exercises on
the road, which includes measuring a 50 metre distance and timing
vehicles passing over this with a stopwatch to reveal the speed of
the vehicle. The children also receive a work pack that they can
complete during future sessions in the classroom.
The Pre-Driver Training course, which is open to students
aged 14 and above, has been successfully piloted at Secondary
Schools across the county over the last year. It aims to equip new
drivers with the vital skills and knowledge they need to stay safe
on the roads before they start their journey to passing their test
through formal lessons.
The popular course comprises of the three modules. The first is
a theatre production of 'New Wheels' on-site. This is followed by a
workshop that gets young people to consider their actions on the
highway and those of other road-users. The final part sees students
get behind the wheel for an hour-long off-road driving course with
qualified experts that talk them through both theoretical and
Details of future courses will be posted here.
For further information on road safety visit Think! Road Safety. or call 01905
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This page was last reviewed 29 May 2013 at 15:01.
The page is next due for review 25 November 2014.