Hertfordshire teenagers warned about consequences of road collisions

12.00 | 30 June 2014 |

Young people across Hertfordshire are hearing first hand accounts of the horrific consequences of road traffic collisions at a series of events across the county during June and July.

The Learn 2 Live events feature family members, the police and air ambulance crew describing the impact of road accidents. There is also a video from the fire service and practical guidance about the purchase and maintenance of second hand cars.

One of the speakers, Angela Felstead, describes the loss of her son, Leigh.

Ms Felstead said: “It’s not always someone else it happens to and young people need to hear that from someone who’s experienced it.

“I speak at Learn 2 Live events to try and prevent young drivers losing their lives and other families going through the same pain that we have experienced.

“I want the young people who attend to remember that they have so much to give, so much to see and do in life. Their lives are too important to be thrown away.”

Councillor Terry Douris, Hertfordshire County Council, said: “Through targeting learner or new drivers at Learn 2 Live events it is hoped that the behaviour of some young drivers will be altered, meaning that some of these life-changing traffic collisions will be avoided in the future.”

Learn 2 Live is delivered by Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership which includes Hertfordshire’s road safety team, the county’s fire and rescue service, the police and air ambulance.


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