Teenagers are given a harsh lesson in road safety after fatalities

Pupils from Ridgewood School watch firefighters perform a car crash rescue demonstration.
Pupils from Ridgewood School watch firefighters perform a car crash rescue demonstration.
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FIREFIGHTERS visited a Doncaster school to deliver a hard-hitting presentation warning about the dangers of reckless driving.

Images of real-life crash scenes were shown to more than 200 pupils at Ridgewood School, Scawsby, before fire crews from Adwick and Doncaster performed a demonstration to show how casualties are cut out of cars after a collision.

The initiative follows two recent road crashes in Mexborough and Conisbrough which claimed the lives of six young people under the age of 18.

The Ridgewood Year 10 pupils also experienced SYFR’s computerised driving simulator, which puts them behind the wheel to test their reactions to different hazards.

Dianne Fox, who delivered part of the presentation, said: “Some of the material we use in the presentation is very shocking but it did have an impact and it really brought home to them what the consequences of careless or reckless driving can be.

“We want young people to understand how cars can be lethal weapons if they’re not used in a safe way.”