STUDENTS from four Cheshire high schools have taken part in a road safety event which involved a large scale multi-image sound and light show that challenged the risks they take in their daily lives.
The Smartrisk Heroes event shows what ‘smart risks’ to take and involved a live presentation by two injury survivors who spoke about how injury had changed their life.
“The whole event was geared for young people who tend to think that they’re invincible or unstoppable,” said highways and transportation executive member Eveleigh Moore Dutton.
“Rather than presenting a list of negative messages, Smartrisk Heroes speaks to students in their own language and offers strategies that are based on the real world, where risk is part of living.”
Sarah Collins, senior road safety officer, said: “The Heroes show has been specifically designed to appeal to young people in order for them to listen to our messages.
“This is achieved through a combination of a DVD presentation with fast moving images.