Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 14-03-2014

Earlier education on driving risks

by Joanne Clague

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Home Affairs chiefs in the Isle of Man are considering whether to target younger children to get the road safety message across.

Speaking in the wake of Saturday's car crash in which 14 year old Lucia Porter died, Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson said the police and fire brigade worked hard to ensure there were as few incidents as possible on Island roads. A hard- hitting campaign called Drive Safe Live Long was launched in schools nine years ago and is delivered annually to year 11 students, who are aged 15 and 16.

Mr Watterson told MTTV: 'We have a very successful campaign. We are starting to consider whether we need to do more
education for the year groups 9 and 10 so they can be more aware.'

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