Car insurance: Mock accident staged

Thursday, 28 February 2008

A crash scene was recently staged by volunteers in Burnley in the bid to highlight road safety issues.

Prince's Trust individuals linked up with firefighters to deliver the fake crash and see how emergency crews cut the injured from a wreckage, reports the Burnley Citizen.

Neil Mark, watch manager, claimed that the exercise ought to serve a good purpose and form an educational benchmark.

"We are hoping that the message is getting across to youngsters that speeding kills," he told the publication.

He added that the "noise of breaking glass" attempts to truly drill home the safety message to young people.

Russell Court youngster Brad Redmond, 18, had to be cut from the wrecked vehicle during the incident. He noted that the situation was "very scary" and that it would undoubtedly be worse if it was a genuine car accident.

Drivers involved in accidents could find that their car insurance premiums are impacted upon.

Officials in Wrexham recently said that safety training is to be given to children at Borras Infants School there.

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