Drive Smart at Christ’s College

by CllrZoeFranklin on 25 February, 2010

Drive Smart logoYesterday I was privileged to be able to attend the first session of Surrey County Council’s Drive Smart campaign at Christ’s College. For the session I joined sixth form students to watch an excellent interactive presentation which took up the idea of a young woman trying to tell her boyfriend and his mate why she spent so much time nagging them to slow down, not use their mobile while driving and generally behave more responsibly while in control of a car.

Personally (even though I wasn’t the target audience) I found it an eye opener and I left realising that there are certain elements of my driving that I really need to tighten up on. Speaking to some of the students they too found the session interesting and there was a sense that seeing the presentation before they had started driving was useful as it made them think about what type of driver they want to be.

I’m glad that I was able to attend the session and would certainly recommend it to any college or school student who gets the opportunity to see it. I have to say that if the same type of presentation had been around when I was at college I wonder how many of the accidents (mainly minor thankfully) that happened to my friends, peers and I could have been avoided. Yes experience makes you wiser but something like this may have made us think in advance rather than relying on painful experiences.

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