The success of
the ‘Wasted Lives’ Campaign (formerly Drive to Survive) has gone from strength to strength
in recent years with Blackburn College, Myerscough College, BNFL, BAe Systems and Initial Fire and Security
joining Training 2000 and putting their employees through their paces on this
pioneering course. Young motorists cover a variety of topics aimed at reducing
the number of serious accidents and injuries happening on the roads of Lancashire.
Over 1,500 young people have now attended this course which was introduced after five Training 2000
apprentices were killed in the space of four years. They approached LANPAC to see if there was anything we
could do to help their young drivers. The ‘Wasted Lives’ Campaign was launched
and since then they have had no fatalities or serious accidents. It is judged to be
so successful that it has become part of their Modern Apprentice training programme.
Wasted Lives: Changing attitudes – influencing behaviour – saving lives
Do you teach, train or employ 17-24 year olds? This one day course could save their lives
The Wasted Lives education programme delivered by experienced Lancashire Partnership for
Road Safety facilitators, is one full day dedicated to challenging new and soon-to-be young
drivers’ attitudes to the risks associated with driving. They will develop a better understanding of
the potential and very real consequences of taking risks behind the wheel.
It will improve their ability to assess risks, make the right decisions and accept
responsibility for their actions as a driver and passenger
• Engaging and interactive
• Uses multimedia, student centred learning and group collaboration
• Suitable for groups of up to 45 learners
• Flexible structure allows programme to be tailored to learners
• Flexible programme timings
• All resources supplied
• Delivers learning outcomes for post 16 Citizenship and PSHE
• Addresses the key concepts and understanding in safety education
• Harnesses critical thinking, presentation skills and explores attitudes
• Contributes to lifelong skills and personal development
• Presents opportunities for developing transferable skills.
Did you know?
One in three new drivers crash within the first two years of passing their test.
Over 3,000 car drivers under 25 are killed or seriously injured every year.
Inexperience behind the wheel is a big contributing factor, but risk-taking, over-confidence,
a love of speed, showing off, peer pressure, drinking and the taking of drugs are all prevalent
in this age group. When mixed with driving the consequences can be lethal. The devastation caused by a
tragedy amongst young peer groups is colossal and it can literally ruin the rest of their lives.
Fast and Loose
When is fast too fast? Seat belts; are they boring or a no-brainer?
Studded with hard hitting clips, participants will volunteer contributory factors to crashes,
try to rank them and also examine the consequences.
A highly interactive sessions with bean bags,
beer goggles, breathalysers and bar trips! Participants will learn what a
unit of alcohol is, how long it stays in the blood and what happens if you risk drinking and driving and get caught.
Fit to Drive?
Cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, speed and even prescription drugs
impair the senses. Participants, through group based research with input from experts,
will learn what these drugs look like, what they do to the body, what they do to driving ability and
undergo Field Impairment Tests that the police carry out on suspected drug users.
The module culminates in groups presenting their findings.
‘I had no idea taking drugs could affect your driving so much’
Powerful, award winning film, ‘Missing Matthew’ is a true story of
how Matthew (22) lost his life in a horrific crash, racing his best mate.
One moment of madness snuffed out his life which was so full of promise. His parents
tell the harrowing story and leave us in no doubt about the widespread devastation such
a loss causes. Interactive follow up activities explore the consequences of making the wrong decision.
What’s the Point?
A plenary session of group presentations summing up what has been
discovered, what thought processes have been evoked, how the day has affected them and what
it means for their future attitudes and behaviour. Will they tackle any of the issues raised with
a friend? Or perhaps feel strongly enough to start a campaign?
‘I believe I am taking something from today. The shocking pictures brought it home
and made me realise this could be me or my mates.’
Spot the Fault
A competition to spot all the faults hidden in a short film. Prizes are awarded for the most
problems identified from basic vehicle safety defects to legal responsibilities and driving behaviour.
An interactive session where learners become crash investigators.
Using a computer simulated programme to view a crash scene from all angles,
they gather evidence and interview witnesses before filing their accident report of how
and why it happened. The actual crash sequence is revealed at the end.
For further details regarding the Wasted Lives campaign and how it can
help reduce the risk of serious accidents within your workforce contact the LANPAC team.