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'Green Light' is the Safer Roads Partnership's young driver and passenger education programme, which is delivered to sixth form / college students across Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The 50 minute workshop aims to educate students about why so many young drivers and passengers are involved in road traffic collisions and how they can avoid making the same mistakes.

Working in partnership with West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council, the programme has been delivered to almost 10,000 students in Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the last two years and has received very positive feedback. 

The workshop focuses on the main causes of collisions involving young people such as speeding, distractions (e.g. mobile phones, music, passengers) and inexperience.

It also aims to raise awareness of the importance of concentration and care needed in a car and encourages the students to think about their personal roles and responsibilities as a driver or a passenger. The session ends with a look at the longer term consequences of being involved in a road traffic collision and who else is affected other than the immediate victims.

To further enhance the Green Light programme and reinforce the messages delivered during workshops, the Safer Roads team have developed two smartphone apps over the past few years:

  • Green Light Safety App Robot
     
    The Green Light Safety app was launched in 2014 and consists of eight games which have to be completed in a short timeframe, focusing around key themes from the workshop including: speed, seatbelts, road and weather conditions, distractions, mobile phones, drink driving, rural roads and pedestrian issues. Based on the style of the successful Australian app 'Dumb Ways to Die', users progress through the levels while the timeframe gets shorter and more obstacles appear, making the games more difficult to complete.
  • The most recent development - DriveVR - is a virtual reality app launched in 2017. DriveVR provides real-life driving experiences and allows young people to see the outcomes of bad driving decisions to encourage them not to make the same mistakes in real life. To find out more and view a demo video of the app, please visit the DriveVR page.

Link for Green Light Safety app: http://www.greenlightsafety.org.uk/

For more information about the Green Light programme or to discuss delivering it within your school or college, please fill in the form on the Contact Safer Roads Partnership page.