Young Passengers And Drivers (YPAD) at New-Bridge Integrated College

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Young Passengers And Drivers (YPAD) at New-Bridge Integrated College  

Banbridge Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) brought the Young Passengers And Drivers (YPAD) project to Year 12 students at New-Bridge Integrated College in Loughbrickland on  7th November 2013.

Thirty six students participated in two YPAD sessions which aim to raise awareness with young drivers and with young passengers about the potential consequences of unsafe practices like texting whilst driving, distracting the driver or getting into a car if you have even the slightest concern that the ability of the driver is impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

These simple but critical messages are put across to the students by engaging them in three workshops delivered on behalf of the project partners by: PSNI Banbridge Neighbourhood officers; SELB Senior youth worker; Banbridge District Council Community Safety Warden; and Allstate NI who promote the ‘X The Text’ campaign in conjunction with DoE.

Local delivery of the Banbridge PCSP ‘YPAD’ project started in September this year and will run until the start of March 2014.  It is being taken to every post-primary school and to the SRC Banbridge campus with the full support of the respective principals giving all students aged 16-17 years the opportunity to participate.  The YPAD project will be in New-Bridge Integrated College again on 14th November 2013, then at Dromore High School until the Christmas break.

For further information on Banbridge PCSP, the projects, events and activities that it supports, please contact the PCSP staffing team by email: or by phone: 028 4062 0248.

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