A group of Fixers are using a short dramatic film to highlight the dangers of reckless driving after the deaths of 43 people on their roads in North Yorkshire.
Lead Fixers Eleanor Woolmore (17), Rory Johnson (17) and Craig Fairbairn (16) hope their campaign will discourage young drivers from driving fast and recklessly in their rural area.
The Fixers from Skipton, Yorkshire, feel that if young people were more aware of road safety issues and the trauma accidents can cause, there would be fewer road deaths.
Their film, entitled ‘Speed’, tells the story of a young man who is disabled following a crash he experienced just after passing his test.
‘There have been a number of incidents in our area of young people being fatally injured on our roads,’ says Eleanor.
‘We know a few people who have died in crashes in this area and it will happen again, so we wanted to create something hard-hitting to prevent road deaths as much as possible.’
The team have been working closely with North Yorkshire Police to ensure their film is shown to as many young people as possible.
PC Andrew Bradley, of North Yorkshire Police, has been advising the Fixers on how to promote their film, and is pleased that young people are taking notice of road safety.
‘The young people we are working with are a good example,’ he says.
‘A peer-led education resource from their own perspective can be quite a strong tool in helping prevent other people having road accidents at their age. I’m proud that this has been made.’
You can watch their film at the top of this article.