Northumbria Police pass on road safety awareness to pupils

Road safety scheme at Bedlingtonshire Community High School.
Road safety scheme at Bedlingtonshire Community High School.

Students at a county high school have been learning about safe driving and road awareness.

The scheme, ran in conjunction with Northumbria Police, saw two local community support officers offer a free course to students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School last week.

Assistant headteacher, Jamie Bell, said the scheme was vital at giving the youngsters advice on learning how to me safe on the roads.

“Pupils were given some of the facts and figures about the dangers of driving carelessly,” he said.

“Items covered included effects of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, ways to be safe when driving and what to do in case of an accident.”

Pupils were given some of the facts and figures about the dangers of driving carelessly

Assistant headteacher Jamie Bell