Students at a Lynn Academy experienced first-hand the impact of a road traffic collision at an event designed to help keep them safe on the borough’s roads.
The #Impact campaign was launched by Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green in mid-November 2016 in a bid to get students to think about road safety and the effects a road traffic collision has on everybody in the community.
The initiative is being spearheaded by Thomas Semmons, 19, who spoke to students about his personal experience of being involved in a serious road collision.
Emergency response teams set-up a ‘live’ crash scene at the Academy. Some students acted as casualties while others watched how the emergency services work to save lives in an incident.
Craig Morrison, Principal at KES Academy, said: “I commend the #IMPACT campaign and the work the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner has done on educating young drivers about road safety.
“Demonstrations such as this are designed to make young people think twice about their behaviour behind the wheel and so, as an Academy, we support anything that can help raise awareness of the dangers.”
The campaign is actively supported by Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service.