GRAPHIC pictures of road accident victims could be shown to sixth formers at all Wirral schools as part of a project to highlight the dangers of drunken and reckless driving.
The presentation by Merseyside Police traffic department is specifically targeted at 17 and 18 year olds, those most likely to have recently passed their driving test.
It follows a visit from Insp Steve Kehoe of Merseyside Police Traffic Department who visited Plessington Catholic Technology College in Rock Ferry earlier this year to demonstrate to sixth formers the risks of dangerous driving.
After the presentation staff said the students were dismayed and shocked by what they saw.
The impact was such that the school has also hosted an additional presentation, this time to sixth form heads from schools across the Wirral.
Barbara Mervin, Curriculum Manager for the LEA, attended the presentation and said she fully supports the aims of the project.
She said: "The video presentation puts across a vital message in a very effective way, and I would like every Wirral sixth former to have an opportunity to see it." Mrs Rachel McMahon, head of sixth form at Plessington, said: "Everyone who saw this presentation, both students and staff alike, were greatly affected by its content. "Driving has become an integral part of our everyday lives, and it is very important that young people are made aware of the consequences of irresponsible driving behaviour."