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Press release | March 2019
Over 400 students in South Yorkshire received an insight into the risks that young and inexperienced drivers face on the roads recently, thanks to a new agreement between the Safer Roads Partnership (SRP) and training specialist TTC Group.
The latest set of ‘Drive for Life’ sessions provided students with the chance to take part in an interactive workshop that looks at the ‘fatal four’ mistakes, whilst exploring what could happen if young drivers contravene road traffic laws or are involved in a collision.
Experienced trainers were there throughout and presented strategies and techniques to help youngsters stay safe when travelling by car.
TTC Group were also appointed to deliver the next ‘Safer Driving at Work’ course, with Naylor Construction attending an introductory session at a purpose-built set and street scene at the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham.
“The SRP is committed to making South Yorkshire roads safer by reducing the number of people killed and injured in road collisions,” said Joanne Wehrle, Safer Road Manager at SRP.
“These two flagship interventions for priority road user groups play an important role in helping us meet this aim and we are delighted TTC Group delivered really successful sessions.”
She added: “The company has a wealth of expertise in creating engaging content and its trainers bring with them extensive experience of road policing, collision investigation and helping people through the consequences of being involved in or causing a road traffic collision.”
TTC Group, which is one of only a handful of UK organisations to hold the ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management accreditation, is a well-known name in South Yorkshire after delivering NDORS training to 38,000 driver and rider offenders over the past 12 months.
It has also worked with a number of companies in the region to provide commercial training and fleet risk management services.
Richard Eaton, who led on the contracts for TTC Group, said: “It’s all about making the courses engaging so that people – whether they are school pupils or employees – can relate to what we are talking about and take the lessons away so they change their decision making and driving behaviour.”
He added: “I also really enjoyed the delivery of the ‘Safer Driving at Work’ course. This involved mocking up a fatal road traffic collision and taking employees through the investigation process.
“It then moved to the court room where the company is fined and the driver is given a custodial sentence for death by dangerous driving and sent straight to prison. The group witnessed a scenario in the prison cell depicting the driver’s first day in custody. It was a real eye-opener.”
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