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Passenger Safety Key Stage 3

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Injuries and deaths from road traffic collisions devastate lives. Not just those of the victims, but of their families and friends too. By changing the way young people behave as passengers in cars, “#YOLO” encourages students to recognise risks and take responsibility for their actions.

Students explore the consequences of a road traffic tragedy. They see how lives and relationships are torn apart as family and friends struggle to cope with the aftermath. They are encouraged to examine their own attitudes and behaviours and how this would impact on people they care about the most.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the effect their attitude and behaviour has on a driver, their safety and the safety of those around them
  • Greater knowledge of the consequences of anti-social driving
  • Understand the importance of wearing a seatbelt at all times within in a car
  • Develop strategies for managing their own behavior and understand you are never ‘just a passenger’ - you can act to keep yourself safe
  • Equip students with coping strategies to become a powerful and responsible passenger


95% of students...
said it made them think about the effects of risk taking behavior on the roads.

93% of students...
learnt more about the importance of always wearing a seatbelt.

100% of adults...
found the presentation useful and identified key issues it would help them to talk to the students about.

100% of adults...
would recommend this event to other schools.

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“It encourages them to think about evaluating behaviour and changing simple habits by using very realistic scenarios & just the right amount of shock tactics”

Teacher, The Bramcote School

1 split second can change everything.” "

Student, The Elizabethan Academy

“Very engaging way to portray the message – they will remember it easily.”

Teacher, Rushcliffe Comprehensive

“That as a passenger you affect the driver more than you think.”

Student, South Nottinghamshire Academy

“It made me think about wearing a seat belt every time I get in a car.”

Student, Christ the King Catholic School

“Realistic situations. I imagine a lot of pupils would have done a few of the dangers.”

Teacher, Quarrydale Academy

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