2young2die competition keeps young people safe

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The national road safety charity, Brake, has launched a competition to raise young people’s awareness about the dangers on the road.

Aimed at young people between the ages of 11 and 25, the 2young2die competition is particularly relevant at this time of year with dark winter evenings and the increased threat of drink drivers on the roads over the festive period.

The competition, in conjunction with Red Driving School, aims to engage young people in the topic of road safety and empower them to make a real difference to the attitudes and behaviour of their peers on the roads.

According to the charity, 19 young people under 25 are killed or seriously hurt in cars and on motorbikes every day on UK roads.

Helen Mervill, 2young2die Project Manager at Brake, said: "The competition is a great way for young people to learn about road safety and to engage their peers. The high number of young people who are dying in road crashes is appalling and Brake wants to work with this age group to keep them safe. I’d urge anyone who teaches young people between the ages of 11 and 25 to contact me to find out more about how they can get involved – the competition is a valuable way to achieve PSHE targets.”

Students throughout the country took part in the competition last year and created short road safety films, covering a variety of topics including drink and drug driving, speeding and driver distraction. Many of these entries have been highly acclaimed because they are hard hitting, engaging and successfully get their messages across in a
powerful and innovative ways.

Last year's films can be viewed through the Brake website www .brake.org.uk and on a dedicated YouTube Channel, ‘BrakeRoadSafety’.

To take part in the competition, young people must do two simple things; Campaign by holding a road safety event or by producing a short road safety advert and Collect by running a fundraiser for Brake. Prizes include an all-expenses paid trip to the Houses of Parliament.

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