Vivid depiction of drink-driving risks

Emergency services simulate a response to a car and motorcycle at Boston College.

Emergency services simulate a response to a car and motorcycle at Boston College.

0
Have your say

THE potentially horrific consequences of drink-driving have been illustrated in vivid detail as part of a road safety initiative at Boston College.

Level two students of Boston College’s motor vehicle department have been running a campaign designed to show the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

As part of the initiative, firefighters and paramedics simulated an emergency response to a crash between a car and motorcycle.

The mocked-up collision, complete with mannequin, had been on display at the entrance to the college’s Skirbeck Road site ahead of the simulation, which came at the end of the week-long campaign.

It represented a collaboration between Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Wakefield Autos.

Motor vehicle lecturer, retained fire-fighter and organiser of the campaign Lee Crisp said: “I am so proud of the students and the fire and rescue and ambulance teams who have given up their time to raise awareness for this very important issue, especially at this time of year.

“The students should be commended for their dedication to the campaign, as many are starting to drive themselves, the responsibility they have shown in raising awareness throughout the college is admirable.”

l What more can be done to cut drink-drive rates on our roads? Email david.seymour@jpress.co.uk

l Order photos from www.photostoday.co.uk