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Young Citizens Road Safety

Community Wheels has been taking vital road safety messages to young people on the National Citizenship Service.

The team were at Belchamps and Skreens Park Scout camps to teach 16 and 17 year-olds the importance of driving safely as they undertook their two week long National Citizenship Service.

Sub Officer Kevin Jenner, RTC Reduction, said: “The National Citizenship Service is a two week residential course which takes place at the camp sites which teaches young people valuable life skills ready for when they leave school or college.

“These young people are our target audience who make up a quarter of people who are killed or seriously injured on Essex roads so these courses are the ideal place for us to deliver road safety messages.

“We have delivered our message to hundreds of young people. So far the courses have been excellent, all the teenagers have been very receptive to the message and we have had some great feedback.”

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