Learn and Live

The Learn and Live programmes are here to keep the people of Cleveland safe from injury or harm as a result of fire incidents, road traffic collisions and other major emergencies.  It consists of a series of thought provoking and challenging presentations aimed at informing young people, so they can make educated safety choices and influence changes in behaviour.

Road Safety Roadshow

Did you know?

  • A young driver is 4x more likely to be involved in a crash, this increases if you have a car full of friends
  • Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death or injury of young people aged 17 – 24 years
  • 1 in 5 new drivers crash within six months of passing their test

This presentation aims to:

  • increase awareness of road safety, targeting high risk groups
  • reduce road death and serious injury through influencing driver, passenger and pedestrian behaviour
  • enable young people to understand the consequences of risk taking and poor driving
  • signpost new and prospective towards further training and education

Fatal four: content focuses on the factors present in serious road traffic collisions

  • Driving at speed
  • Alcohol or drug driving
  • Seatbelts and child car seats
  • Mobile phones and distractions

As part of the road safety education programme we also use Virtual Reality technology to engage audiences.  This allows participants to experience a virtual car journey and see the consequences of making the wrong choices.

This presentation is delivered in multi-agency format with our partners at Cleveland Police, the North East Ambulance Service and Local Authorities or in a single agency format by Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Since 2005, over 65,000 people across Cleveland have seen this presentation.  Each year we deliver over 100 presentations in schools, colleges, vocational skills training centres targeting years 11, 12 & 13. We also present to young adults involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Home Safety Roadshow

This presentation raises awareness of the risk of fire in the home and how it can be prevented.  It is targeted at a range of risk groups from age 15 years upwards, including students moving on to independent living e.g. Higher Education.  This presentation is also suitable for older audiences and community groups.

Water Safety Awareness Roadshow

Each year approximately 400 lives are lost through drowning. This presentation highlights key safety messages to keep people safe near water and how to respond in an emergency. The water safety presentation is targeted at young people in secondary education.

Contact us

For details call 01429 872311 or email Andrew Bright, Learn & Live Co-ordinator