‘King of the Road’ Quiz encourages young people in County Durham

12.00 | 11 July 2012 |


Durham County Council has completed the final round of the ‘King of the Road’ youth quiz, which is aimed at getting vital road safety messages out to young people who live within the Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (MDAAP).  The MDAAP commissioned the Council’s Road Safety team to deliver a suite of road safety interventions over an 18 month period, with the aims of reducing speeding through villages, re-training driver’s in small and medium business, and providing training and awareness raising for cyclists and pedestrians, in particular with young people.  

To enhance the package, and to help engage more fully with young  people, the team developed the quiz which generated a great response in youth groups. A number of teams from Brandon, Lanchester and Castleside entered the competition.  At each stage, the young people won prizes, but the main prize was the big attraction – a Go Kart experience at Durham’s indoor Karting Centre.

There were two age catagories in the competition (11 – 15 and 16+) and six lucky young people will have a great night out at the track, followed by a soft drink and a pizza. The quiz was developed in house and use the ‘Quizdom’ hand sets to great effect.

Pictured is Anne Bonner, Chair of the MDAAP, presenting the prizes to the six winners.

For more information contact: Alan Kennedy on 03000 268166

Also see Durham Indoor Karting


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