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Road safety play hammers home safety message

Published Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A hard hitting road safety play, funded by Enfield Council, which intersperses drama with real life testimony from accident victim's families and the emergency services has arrived in Enfield.

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Safe Drive Stay Alive has been playing at Millfield Theatre and its aim was to encourage young drivers to drive carefully and reduce their chances of themselves or their passengers from being killed or seriously injured.

The play follows the story of a group of four friends on a night out who are involved in a car crash leaving one dead, a second seriously injured and a third unable to dance just days after being offered a role in a West End musical.

The production is aimed at all Year 12 students in Enfield and will be supported by lessons and booklets for parents and pupils explaining how young people can reduce the likelihood of having an accident.

Enfield Council's Cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We are determined to do all we can to encourage young drivers to behave responsibly and safely on the roads because it benefits the whole of society.

"In the last five years sixty 17-21 year olds were killed or seriously injured on Enfield 's roads and we are desperately keen to reduce that figure by using education and a variety of other measures to improve road safety in this borough."

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