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1 Too Young to Die Information for 15-18 year-olds on staying safe on roads Produced by: With support from:

2 How many people do you think are involved in road crashes EVERY DAY in the UK? Number of deaths Number of serious injuries (including brain damage, paralysis, limb loss) Number of slight injuries 9 89 673 Many of those killed and injured are people your age. Road crashes are the biggest killer of 15-24 year-olds.

3 How safe do you feel in cars, compared to other types of transport? Youre much more likely to die in a car or on a motorbike than on trains, buses, planes or ferries 2.5 deaths per billion km travelled 0.2 deaths per billion km travelled 0.4 deaths per billion km travelled 105 deaths per billion km travelled Less than 0.01 deaths per billion km travelled

4 What types of driver do you think are most likely to crash and why?

5 Young drivers, especially young male drivers, are much more likely to kill themselves and others in road crashes, compared to older drivers

6 What influences the way young people drive?

7 FACT: Young drivers are more likely to crash if they have their mates in the car Why do you think that is? How can you look out for your own and your mates safety… … if youre getting a lift with mates? … if youre driving with your mates in the car?

8 What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Higher insurance costs – stay crash free and youll save hundreds Fines – £60 for speeding, up to £5,000 for dangerous driving, unlimited for causing death by dangerous driving

9 What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Losing your licence can have a big impact on your daily life Lots of jobs require a clean driving licence Money you spend on learning to drive and getting a car will be wasted

10 What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Maximum sentence for dangerous driving = 2 years Maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving = 14 years

11 What are THE WORST POSSIBLE consequences of dangerous driving? Life-changing injury (to you or someone else) Death (to you or someone else)

12 Show Too Young to Die film by playing DVD or clicking herehere to view it online This film features real people telling real stories – no actors are used

13 Thinking about the true stories in the film, discuss: What effects do road deaths have on families and communities? What effects do serious injuries have on peoples lives? How do you think a death on the road affects the person that caused it (and their family)?

14 What can you do to be safe behind the wheel (and as a passenger)? 1) Never drive on drink or drugs 2) Stay within speed limits 3) Always belt up THE BIG THREE:

15 Pledge to Drive Safely – SOBER UP Q: How much can you drink before your driving is impaired? A: Even half a pint affects your reaction times The smart choice: dont drink anything before driving – not a drop CLICK HERE CLICK HERE to watch an advert on drink-driving

16 THE FACTS - how long different drinks stay in your system The smart choice: count the hours from when you finish your last drink to know when youll be alcohol-free and safe to drive Pint of 5.5% beer = 3 units = 3 hrs Pint of 4% beer = 2 units = 2 hrs 5.5% bottle = 2 units = 2 hrs 250ml glass of 15% wine = 4 units = 4 hours 35ml measure spirit = 1.5 units = 1.5 hrs 1 super-strength 9% can = 4 units = 4 hrs Add an hour to the above times for alcohol absorption NB: the above times are approximate – it can take much longer

17 THE FACTS - how different drugs impair your driving The smart choice: never drive on drugs If you take drugs regularly, dont own a car – you could be impaired all the time Slow reactions Poor co-ordination One spliff can affect you for 4 hours Cant judge speed or distance Extreme emotions like paranoia Effects can last 12 hours, tiredness for days Over-confident Likely to take risks Intense effects last 1 hour, after effects longer CLICK HERE CLICK HERE for online information about the effects of other drugs

18 The drink/drug drive dilemma Youve been in town drinking. Your mate was meant to stay off the booze and drive you all home. Youve seen him have at least a couple of pints and he shared a spliff earlier. He reckons hes stone-cold sober. Your other mates are already waiting in the car. Youre short on cash for a taxi. Youre pretty drunk yourself and not really thinking straight, but you need to make a quick decision. What do you do?

19 Pledge to Drive Safely – SLOW DOWN Q: If youre young with quick reactions, whats wrong with speeding? A: If you break the limit or drive too fast for the conditions, youre taking a chance on killing yourself or someone else The smart choice: stay well within speed limits

20 THE FACTS – what are the survival chances of a pedestrian hit at 20mph, 30mph, 35mph and 40mph? If you hit someone on foot or bicycle, your speed helps determine whether they live or die The smart choice: slow down to 20mph around schools and homes 20mph = 95% chance of survival 30mph = 80% chance of survival 35mph = 50% chance of survival 40mph = 10% chance of survival CLICK HERECLICK HERE to watch an advert on speeding

21 THE FACTS – speed on rural roads Drivers are most likely to kill themselves on rural roads – often by taking bends too fast or overtaking dangerously You never know whats round the corner – however well you know the road The smart choice: slow right down for bends and in bad weather

22 Q: When is it ok to overtake? A: Only when youre 100% sure you can do so safely without speeding The smart choice: avoid overtaking unless essential – hang back and relax!

23 Pledge to Drive Safely – BELT UP DISCUSS: In what situations are you least likely to belt up? The smart choice: always belt up front and back – and in taxis too. It takes three seconds! In the back? In taxis? When all your mates are in the car? On short journeys?

24 THE FACTS: seat belts Front seatbelts save an estimated 2,000 lives a year in the UK In a 30mph crash, an unbelted back-seat passenger will be thrown forward with a force of 30- 60 times their body weight – this can kill the person sat in front of them The smart choice: if youre driving, dont set off until all your passengers are belted up CLICK HERE CLICK HERE to watch an advert on seat belts

25 The seat belt dilemma Youre getting a lift with some mates. You get in the back and go to do your seat belt up, but its jammed down the back of the seat. You cant pull it out without lifting up the whole of the back seat, which your mate is sitting on. Hes looking at you as if to say what are you doing? The car starts to drive off. Youre not going far. What do you do?

26 Pledge online at – click on young driver

27 Emma Greathead - killed age 18 while getting a lift home from a friend Nick Bennett - seriously injured age 18 when overtaking Ashley Brixey – killed age 20 as a passenger with his friend who had been drinking and taking drugs Aaron Turner – knocked down and killed age 12 by a young speeding driver If youre thinking about breaking the rules, think of them

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