Salford Red Devils Attend Safe Drive Stay Alive, Greater Manchester
Posted on 20th November 2017 at 13:25
Following on from last weeks interview with Sam Bardsleywe spied fellow Salford Red Devil's Academy member Tom Farr who could talk to us about the Safe Drive Stay Alive, Greater Manchester event that the academy had attended the day before. Safe Drive Stay Alive is a road safety initiative which is bringing 5,000 young people from across the region face-to-face with the consequences of a road traffic collision. Drivesafe, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service, Salford Royal NHS Trust and the prison service have joined forces to deliver this project which is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester and uses real people, including emergency service staff and family members of those lost in collisions, to tell their own personal stories of tragedy and loss. Further information can be found on their website http://safedrivegm.co.uk/
Tom immediately engaged with us and was happy to talk us through what he thought of the event and the impact it had on him. Tom described the event which consisted of talks from a policeman, a fireman, a paramedic and a woman who had actually lost her young son in a road traffic collision as “emotional to say the least”. Tom was particularly affected by a woman discussing the death of her son who was 23 years old when he was tragically killed in a collision on Mother’s Day- it is not hard to imagine why this was particularly hard hitting and emotionally upsetting to hear firsthand. Particularly as Tom told us he has a 23 year old brother and hearing this story really affected him and the others who were there and made them as young drivers or soon to be young drivers think about how they can drive safely and prevent tragic incidents such as this, as much as possible, from happening.
The image above is the group from Salford Red Devils Academy who attended the Safe Drive Stay Alive Greater Manchester.
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