Summer Anti Drink Driving Campaign 2015
Gwynedd Mon Road Safety Partnership has been raising awareness of the upcoming summer Drink drive Campaign by promoting young driver road safety in Coleg Menai campuses in both counties.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service`s “Y Fan” supported by North Wales Fire and Rescue staff Paul Jones and Paul Williams visited the colleges in May to raise awareness of the Campaign together with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Subaru and North Wales Police who were explaining the new roadside drugs test which has been enforced since March 2015.
Known as „Y Fan?, this vehicle is equipped with an audio visual package including a high definition multimedia PC enabling the students to enter a simulated driving experience whilst wearing beer goggles to emulate drink driving and being distracted by using a mobile phone or having loud music playing.
The media system is used as an engagement tool with young drivers who are then shown a range of audio visual resources that will raise their awareness to the risks of driving and anti-social driving behaviour.
The Fatal Five key messages included seatbelts, drink and drug driving, careless driving, mobile phones and speed.
PC Raymond Williams of the traffic policing division explained the new roadside drug testing kit and highlighted the driving dangers of drug use by driver and passengers, and the penalties incurred if prosecuted.
Road safety advisors were on hand promoting Pass Plus Cymru and answering any student queries on the day.