Uttlesford students get clued up on road safety
TEENAGERS have been given a taste of how to stay safe on the roads at a hard-hitting – but fun – one-day workshop.
About 800 pupils from each of district’s secondary schools took part in the 11th Motorwise.
The eight-day initiative, held at Carver Barracks, is run by Uttlesford District Council and its partners in the Community Safety Partnership with the aim of educating 16 and 17-year-olds about all things automotive.
It included a law quiz, drugs and alcohol workshop, basic maintenance, hazard awareness and driving techniques. Each of the teenagers also got the chance to drive a car with qualified instructors.
The district council’s community safety officer Martin Ford said: “Motorwise is extremely popular – staff realise its benefits and the pupils love it.
You may also want to watch:
“The whole point is to offer these students the opportunity to learn about the hazards of consequences of being on the road. It gives them an insight into the driving skills for the rest of their lives.
“Where else are they going to get the input of all these professionals, all in one place out of the classroom, just before they go out on the road themselves?
- 1 Creamfields announces new electronic music festival for Chelmsford, Essex, in 2022
- 2 Essex BMX star wins Olympic gold
- 3 Affinity Water to resume water softening in Saffron Walden
- 4 Beth Shriever talks Tokyo: 'I'm proof that you can make it'
- 5 Essex village celebrates 1,000 years of memories with new archive
- 6 Uttlesford action against speeding and anti-social behaviour
- 7 Ipswich man charged in connection with Cheshunt rail incident
- 8 Venue change for Ibiza Anthems Garden Party to Saffron Walden
- 9 This week's paper: Saffron Walden Reporter on July 29, 2021
- 10 Updates after person hit by train near Cambridge
“If they go on to become even slightly better drivers as a result then it is worth it.”
Students from Saffron Walden County High, Mountfitchet Mathematics and Computing College in Stansted and Newport Free Grammar School all took part.