Community project launched to tackle young driver crashes

A community project is to attempt to reduce the number of accidents involving young motorists in Berkshire.

The FedEx & Brake Road Safety Academy plans to address problems on Thames Valley highways, where 292 people aged between 15 and 25 were killed during 2005.

Students at Sandhurst School will attend a presentation which outlines the issue at hand, covering drinking and drug driving as well as the risks involved in speeding.

This will be delivered by Andy Milne from Red Driving School, who has commented that people’s lives can be "devastated" by such accidents.

He said: "I hope that by teaching young people about the consequences of speeding, drink and drug driving and not belting up, I can make real difference to road safety in Berkshire."

On its website, Brake has stated that it cares for "people who are bereaved or affected by serious injury in a road crash through support services".

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