Peterborough teens get road safety lessons

Participants of the National Citizen Service visiting work stations at Stanground Fire Station
Participants of the National Citizen Service visiting work stations at Stanground Fire Station

Road safety was on the agenda for participants of the National Citizen Service when they visited Stanground Fire Station.

The 16 and 17-year-olds, all from the Peterborough area, visited different work stations run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership.

The youngsters had the opportunity to experience a crash car simulator, tested their reaction times on a batak wall, and learned about the consequences of getting involved in a road traffic collision.

Watch Commander Quinton Roach, green watch Stanground, said: “We took this as a good opportunity to talk to young people about issues on the roads in Peterborough that might affect them, for example street racing, anti-social biking and cruising. We attended a serious incident so having this chance to engage with teenagers about the dangers of street cruise events to not just drivers, but also to those who attend, was perfectly placed to drive home the message of staying safe on the roads.”