Fire

Killer consequences: joyriders given crash course.(Road Safety)

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's Community Safety Partnership Manager for Wycombe District feared she might be wasting her time when she took part in a multi-agency programme aimed at making joyriders see the errors of their way. That was until she heard about their backgrounds and saw the looks on their faces afterwards ...

REDUCING INJURIES AND DEATHS through road safety initiatives is a relatively new strategic area for the Community Safety Team. With this in mind, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Buckinghamshire Youth Offending Service (YOS) and Two Shires Ambulance Service to complete the final stage of a new programme to deter young offenders from vehicle crime.

The YOS runs a programme comprising eight one-hour sessions called Impact Roadshow, during which the young people look at the effects of vehicle crime on the victims, local communities, the emergency services and themselves. …

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