New website features bereaved mum and convicted young driver
A new website designed to reduce casualties among young drivers was launched last week by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS).
The ‘Fatal Four: Cause and Effect’ website was launched at the National Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham (24-25 Sept).
The website offers a range of free resources such as fact sheets and “hard-hitting” videos, including conversations between a bereaved mother and a convicted young driver who was at the wheel when her son died.
Leicestershire FRS says the resources have been designed to offer educators “the best and most influential road safety material when teaching students between the ages of 15 and 19 years”.
The website tells the story of Michael York, who crashed his vehicle while returning home from a night out in Leicester. He was driving at excessive speed and under the influence of both alcohol and drugs.
Alongside him in the car were his three best friends (including two brothers), two of whom died in the crash. Michael York was given a five-year jail term, and in a remarkable act of forgiveness, Mandie Brown, the mother of Matthew Brown who died in the crash, hugged him in court.
The website contains video clips of an event at John Cleveland College, Hinckley at which Mandie Brown and Michael York talked together about their experiences in front of 280 students.
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