YOUNG drivers are getting up to speed with road safety, thanks to a new DVD by advanced drivers.
Wirral Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have produced 1,000 copies of their DVD Driven Away, which will be sent to schools and youth groups across Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Drama students at Hilbre High School in Wirral helped film the DVD, which shows the consequences of careless or dangerous driving.
Premiered at the EPIC leisure centre in Ellesmere Port, it will be used in school, colleges, libraries and road safety units throughout the area.
Senior IAM Observer Norman Jarvis, of Great Sutton, who helped co-ordinate it, said: “Three years ago we had the idea of making a DVD showing examples of bad driving and then showing how it should be done.
“We then realised that, as the majority of crashes every year involve young people, we should be targeting them.”
Mr Jarvis said the DVD is designed to show young drivers the potential consequences of dangerous driving.
He explained: “One scenario shows someone going to a party, taking drugs and drinking and getting into a car despite being in a state of near collapse.
“Another shows someone running into a car with a baby inside.
“We have 1,000 copies of the DVD and if any schools or groups in the area want a copy we will send it to them.
“We will do anything we can to help lower the toll of lives lost.”
To order a free copy of Driven Away for your school or youth group call Angela Clarke on 0151 336 1069.