Welcome to Safe Drive 2019
Safe Drive Stay Alive celebrates its 14th year in 2019 and has welcomed over 243,000 visitors since its first performances in 2006. Safe Drive Stay Alive has become a firm fixture in the education calendar and is now so popular with schools and colleges throughout Thames Valley and Hampshire that this it is a firm fixture in curriculums.
Last year in Thames Valley and Hampshire an average of 4 young people per week were killed or seriously injured. Young drivers are much more likely to be involved in a crash on the roads, often due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge of the risks. Around 1 in 4 deaths on the road is aged 17-24.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a road safety partnership including Thames Valley and Hampshire Police, local councils and emergency services. Each partner has been working for years to reduce the number of people dying on the roads.
Through a combination of roads policing, road safety education, engineering measures and speed enforcement, Thames Valley and Hampshire areas had seen total road casualties fall to a record low of 1,713 in 2013, the lowest figure since records began in 1926. Although some of this could be attributed to a drop in road traffic during the recession, still a disproportionate number of deaths remain young, inexperienced drivers and sometimes they don’t help themselves. Unfortunately we are seeing numbers rise again.
The Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign will reach new and pre-drivers in an emotive and hard-hitting way, influencing behaviour and attitude on the roads
FREE TRAVEL SCHEME
The FREE TRAVEL SCHEME is available to all state, independent, public and free schools, colleges and academies as we want to be able to reach as many young people as we can.
When booking your theatre seats you will be given the opportunity to choose your coach company from the list or add your coach provider. All you have to do then is book your coaches with your preferred travel provider and ask the coach company to email
Finance-BDU@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk with the following details – DATE, TIME, SCHOOL, MOVEMENTS, COSTS – they will then be issued a Purchase Order number