A ROAD safety programme coordinated by the fire service is returning to schools.

Safe Drive Stay Alive, which is coordinated by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) on behalf of Wiltshire & Swindon Road Safety Partnership and Dorset Road Safe, is returning to the schools of Dorset to ensure its life-saving messages still reach young people.

The presentation uses powerful personal testimony and video footage to make the audience aware of the tragedy and suffering caused by road traffic collisions.

Firefighters, medics, police officers, bereaved parents and people who have been directly involved in such incidents recount their stories.

Christine Sharma, road safety manager at DWFRS, said: “Our brave speakers are all local to our service area and have experienced the reality of road traffic collisions, whether as a member of the emergency services, as a victim or as a parent who has lost a child. It is this reality that makes it so successful.

“We’ve learned and adapted a great deal over the last 12 to 18 months, incorporating more behaviour change theory and including tools to help empower young people to make the right choices both as passengers and drivers.

“We are excited about returning to schools and adapting these to our live delivery.”

Safe Drive Stay Alive has already delivered digital shows for Twynham School, Christchurch, and Ferndown Upper School.

Further live shows are scheduled for the LeAF Studio on October 13, as well as Shaftesbury School and Blandford School on November 3.

DWFRS is always looking for partners and sponsorship to sustain delivery and continue the life-changing messages within. To find out how to help you keep staff safe and meet your corporate social responsibility, contact Christine Sharma on 07771 594981.

More dates are being added to the current programme so, to book the show contact Hannah Lynch at hannah.lynch@dwfire.org.uk.