Young Hampshire drivers encouraged to attend free theatre performance Safe Drive, Stay Alive

Lincolnshire Police.
Lincolnshire Police.

BOOKINGS are now open for a series of hard-hitting and emotive ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’ performances aimed at new and pre-drivers aged 16-24.

The performances will be held in theatres across Hampshire and Thames Valley next month.

Last year more than 2,000 people were injured on roads in both areas and an average of four young people per week were killed or seriously injured.

Young drivers are much more likely to be involved in a crash on the roads, often due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge of the risks. 

Road safety sergeant, Rob Heard, from the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit said: ‘We can accommodate anyone in this age group, whether they are individuals, small groups or larger groups that often attend from colleges, universities. 

‘Historically the main take up is within the full time education sector.

‘I am concerned that the employed community of 16-24 year-olds are missing out and potentially becoming part of a higher risk group.

‘If you are a parent of a young driver in full-time employment or indeed an employer of young drivers whether they drive for business or not, please sign them up to a free performance, the benefits are immeasurable.’   

The performances last 75 minutes and will take place next month in Hedge End and Basingstoke. Book via safedrive.org.uk.