Hard-hitting lesson in road safety given to young drivers

PUBLISHED: 15:33 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:33 11 November 2016

Members of the road safety seminar, Licence to Kill?

Members of the road safety seminar, Licence to Kill?


The Licence to Kill seminar has been running for nearly 10 years

Young drivers across the county have been shown first-hand the devastating effects of dangerous driving through an award-winning production.

The Licence to Kill? production draws in crowds of young people from Kent’s schools, colleges and universities for almost a decade.

Painting the picture of an accident through the eyes of victims and emergency services, the emotional production runs in Gravesend, Maidstone and Margate.

Inspector Samantha Pearson from Kent Police helps contribute to the production.

She said: “We, along with Kent’s other emergency services and councils, want to keep people safe and this excellent production is a great way of reaching out to young people directly through schools and colleges to make them aware of how life changing a collision can be on everyone involved.”

The L2K production includes a film that recreated a real-life collision in the local area. During the film the emergency services staff involved stepped out onto the stage and spoke about various young driver collisions they had attended, giving a moving account of these events .

More than 170 young people were killed or seriously injured on Kent and Medway’s roads between 2012 and 2015.

“Alongside our partners, we want to bring down these numbers so that families do not have to suffer the same tragedies that have affected so many in our county,” commented Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s road safety manager, Laurence Pater.

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