Learn 2 Live Initiative Seeks New Speakers

12 February 2020 Posted by

Learn 2 Live is a powerful, thought provoking initiative, designed to target young driver and passenger casualties in Cornwall. Since it started in Cornwall six years ago, thousands of young and pre-drivers have attended Learn 2 Live.

Learn 2 Live is based on a short DVD showing a group of friends being involved in a collision and the emergency services arriving. As each agency arrives at the scene, the DVD is paused and a member of that particular emergency service enters the stage to give their chilling account of attending the scene of a road traffic collision.

These accounts are then followed by a volunteer family member who has lost a loved one in a road traffic collision telling their story of the circumstances of their loss and the devastating affect that this has had on their life.

Tamsin Ferris, Road Safety Officer, says: “Through Learn 2 Live, young drivers and passengers witness how a collision occurs, the devastation that follows, and how the lives of all the professionals, and in particular family members, are affected. This highly impactful programme helps young drivers to think about the facts, consequences, and what they can do in order to avoid being involved in a road traffic collision.”

The Learn 2 Live program relies on volunteer speakers who have been involved in attending road traffic collisions, sharing their personal experiences with students; the Prevention, Protection and Road Safety Team are seeking new speakers to ensure the programme’s future. If you are interested in becoming involved in Learn 2 Live, please contact Paula Wellings, Casualty Reduction Manager on 07891 840493 or email pwellings@cornwall.gov.uk.

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