Event to help new drivers learn importance of safety

T&E-Highways-NS-088NEW drivers are being invited to learn the importance of taking care on the roads at a special safety event.

Driving simulators, hazard perception tests and seatbelt impact demonstrations will be used at the New Drivers Road Safety Event at Ravenside in Bexhill on Friday, July 18 to highlight the need to drive safely.

Those new drivers unsure of the affect alcohol has on their reactions can also don a pair of ‘beer goggles’ and get behind the wheel of a simulator machine.

The event, which runs from 6pm to 9pm, has been organised by the Safer Rother Roads Group, a multi-partnership organisation involving Sussex Police, East Sussex County Council, the fire and rescue service and Rother District Council, among others.

East Sussex County Council’s road safety team will be using the event to promote a New Driver Awareness Course, which explores advanced driving techniques including hazard perception, defensive driving skills as well as drivers’ responsibility and the Law.  These courses are run by the Road Safety Team from various locations across the county including in secondary schools.

Also at the event, new drivers will be given the opportunity to see what happens to vehicles which have been involved in collisions and can pick up some maintenance tips to ensure their vehicles is road worthy.

To find out more about the work of the Safer Roads Partnership visit www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk