Road safety 'shock tactics' to warn teenage motorists about the dangers of driving

Fire fighters free trapped motorists in a road crash reconstruction
Fire fighters free trapped motorists in a road crash reconstruction Photo: ITV Central

The emergency services are using shock tactics to get the road safety message across to teenagers in a town with the worst accident fatality record in Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Police and fire officers are showing a graphic video and crash reconstruction to students at Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough.

There were 11 fatal road accidents in the area last year - 35% of the total for the whole of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Pupils safety video warning of the dangers of driving for teenagers
Pupils watch safety video warning of the dangers of driving for teenagers Credit: ITV Central

The police are targeting sixth-formers because of the high numbers of accidents involving young and new drivers