Design students learn to ‘Drive for Life’

Molly with her winning design for Drive for Life campaign.

Twenty young design students became the first to take part in a new  course which teaches about the fatal four reasons for car crashes in their age group.

The Gloucester College pupils enjoyed interactive sessions created by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership (RSP) at SkillZONE. These covered; distractions, speeding, wearing a seatbelt and the effect of driving under the influence.

The afternoon was also a chance to announce the winner of a RSP competition to design a new road safety campaign poster.

Winner Molly Corrigan-Jones (pictured) was presented with a new child’s car seat for her son and her artwork is being displayed in large billboards in SkillZONE’s village. It will also appear in Gloucester and Cheltenham campuses and the other students art work can be found here.

Click here to read the Gloucestershire Echo story on the event.

Josh Brettell, 17, tries out driving with goggles that simulating being drunk or on drugs.

Josh Brettell, 17, tries out driving with goggles that make you feel drunk or on drugs.