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Video: Driving home a hard-hitting road safety message for Belfast teenagers

A roadshow aimed at teenage drivers saw a road traffic collision staged at City Hall.

The event, which is taking place over two days has been organised by Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in partnership with the emergency services.

The roadshow is aimed at encouraging younger road users to take more care and responsibility on the roads after figures show that drivers under the age of 25 are more at risk of being killed or injured on our roads.

Eight hundred young people from 10 schools and colleges across Belfast will witness first-hand the devastation caused by careless driving in a reconstruction in the grounds of City Hall. Also attending will be PSNI, NI Fire & Rescue, and Ambulance Service staff who will be involved in the ‘emergency rescue’ operation of the reconstruction.

Councillor Matt Garrett, Chair of the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership said: “This road show has been organised to try to educate young people - the drivers of tomorrow - on the dangers of the road, and to make them more aware of the perils of careless driving, speeding or so-called ‘joyriding’.

“The roadshow is extremely hard-hitting but I hope the young people will go away with something to think about and that this event will positively influence teenage drivers who are about to embark on their motoring journey.”

The ‘story’ is told from the point of views of a police officer, a paramedic, a fire officer, an A&E consultant, and a representative of a victim

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