Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

National spotlight on Surrey’s “lifesaving” road safety scheme

The team behind Surrey’s Safe Drive Stay Alive scheme.

The latest performance of Surrey’s hard hitting stage production Safe Drive, Stay Alive has been filmed by the BBC as part of documentary on road safety.

The documentary, ‘Licensed to Kill’ will focus on issues of road safety around the UK and is showcasing how Surrey’s scheme can reduce road accidents. The documentary will be presented by Sophie Morgan who was paralysed in a car accident when she was 18.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond said: “I have no doubt that the work being done by Safe Drive, Stay Alive is lifesaving and the success is in its ability to pull together the emergency services, schools, colleges, corporate sponsors, young people and those greatly affected by road traffic collisions to keep our roads safe.”

Safe Drive, Stay Alive is a collaboration between Surrey’s emergency services, led by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

It is a live show featuring firefighters, police officers, ambulance and hospital staff, who share their often harrowing experiences in dealing with road traffic collisions.

Members of the public who have lost loved ones also talk about the devastation and loss that road deaths have caused.

A number of corporate sponsors – including ExxonMobil, esure, Toyota (GB), May Gurney, Tutor Doctor and Impact – have provided vital financial support to enable delivery of Safe Drive, Stay Alive to an audience so far reaching 80 000 people over the last 8 years.

Safe Drive, Stay Alive returns to Dorking Halls in November for up to 19 more performances, including the 150th performance since the first in April 2005.

For more information about Safe Drive, Stay Alive visit http://www.safedrivesurrey.org/

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