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Safe Drive Stay Alive

Find out about our scheme to promote safer driving.

Safe Drive Stay Alive is a partnership with the police, ambulance service and NHS aimed at new and learner drivers aged 17-24 years old to influence driver behaviour and attitude.

Annually delivered to 34 sixth-forms and colleges, the programme and shows run between 1 November and 31 March each year and reach approximately 8,000 students.

We are currently seeking partners or sponsors (big and small) for this initiative - more details are available on the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service advertising and sponsorship opportunities page.

Next events

  • Tuesday 5 November 2019 - Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019 - Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB
  • Thursday 7 November 2019 - Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019 - Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX
  • Monday 18 November 2019 - Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RG
  • Wednesday 27 November 2019 - Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ

The show includes first-hand accounts from the victims, family members and 999 responders personally affected by devastating road crashes. It also combines narrative film footage of a group of teenagers whose journey ends in tragedy, with real life stories brought bravely to the stage by those people whose lives have been changed forever by a car crash.

  • Listen to our audio file for further information.

You can watch the one minute trailer or the full overview of the course below.

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The road safety initiative is a firm fixture in education calendars and curriculums and has become very popular with schools and colleges throughout West Sussex. Established in 2006 the show is presented throughout West Sussex in theatres and colleges.

Comments received from previous attendees include:

  • “It was a very emotional experience and I believe it will change many peoples attitude to driving.”
  • “It made me realise that what I do as a passenger could have consequences for the driver.”
  • “A really powerful experience with no softening of what really happens in an accident.”

The initiative offers many options including:

  • demonstrations
  • displays
  • public relation inclusion
  • on-stage branding.
 
Last updated:
24 July 2019
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