Road Sense for young drivers – supports National Road Safety Week

20 Nov 2017 12:00 PM

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While speed is part of all aspects of everyday modern life, motorists are being reminded to ‘Speed Down Save Lives’ in a national road safety campaign being backed by Northumbria Police.

National Road Safety Week takes place this week between Monday 20th and Sunday November 26th.

PC Jami Blythe from Northumbria Police Motor Patrols said: “Speeding is a major problem which causes needless crashes. A driver’s speed determines if they can stop in time or how hard they will hit what could be another vehicle or person.”

Road Sense Young Driver presentations take place throughout the year and as part of Northumbria Police’s road safety week the force is holding its 8th presentation of this term.

It is being held today in Newcastle which will be presented to an audience of 470 students from local schools.

Helen Harrison, Director of Sixth Form at Newcastle High School for Girls, said: "As young people start to learn to drive it is vital they have an appreciation of how to be safe on the roads. Driving brings with it a responsibility for your own safety and that of others. We are very grateful to Northumbria Police and those who have today presented a powerful and thought provoking presentation to the students."

Further information on the national week of Speed Down Save Lives can be found at