A hard-hitting message for young drivers

Autoline.visited Edmund Rice College to warn against speeding and dangerous driving.Tracey Doherty,  former road education officer, is pictured with Upper 6th students Conal McCambridge, Niall Geelan, Dean Doyle O'Hare and Kay Sloan, from Autoline Insurance.INNT 46-502-SO
Autoline.visited Edmund Rice College to warn against speeding and dangerous driving.Tracey Doherty, former road education officer, is pictured with Upper 6th students Conal McCambridge, Niall Geelan, Dean Doyle O'Hare and Kay Sloan, from Autoline Insurance.INNT 46-502-SO

Autoline Insurance Group has joined forces with road safety charity Brake to deliver a hard-hitting message to young local drivers.

The campaign is aimed at reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Northern Ireland’s roads.

Recently, Autoline delivered its “2 Young 2 Die” workshops to upper and lower sixth form students at Edmund Rice College, Glengormley.

The “2 Young 2 Die” campaign uses hard-hitting videos and statistics, along with discussion based workshops, to get key messages on issues such as speed, alcohol and drugs, distractions and the consequences of crashes across to young drivers and passengers.

Last year, Autoline Insurance Group delivered more than 30 of these workshops in schools across Northern Ireland and the team at Autoline are continuing their commitment to road safety by offering this education once again during the upcoming school year, with the ultimate aim of helping to dramatically reduce road deaths and serious crashes involving young people on Northern Ireland’s roads.

Head of sixth year, at Edmund Rice College, Sean Fleming, said: ‘This was an excellent opportunity for the school to point out the real dangers and hazards that all people who use the roads can face.

“The pupils had the opportunity to learn and share experiences that will help raise their awareness. The ‘2 Young 2 Die’ campaign can be hard- hitting, but in my opinion and listening to the feedback from the boys, a necessary message. As one of the presenters said during the workshop, it is not like playing on the X Box or Playstation. If a car crashes or tumbles in real life you can’t hit the reset button and start again.

“Recently in the school ,we have had current and a former pupil involved in serious road accidents, and if there is anything that Edmund Rice College can do to prevent further carnage on the roads, we will do.”

Caroline Currie, sales director Autoline Insurance Group, added: “Our aim is to make our roads safer for our customers and the wider community and that is why we are acting as ambassadors for BRAKE charity once again.”