Road safety events

Our road safety team help to educate people about the dangers on our roads and how to stay safe when using them. We run events out in the community, can attend local events across Devon and Somerset and organise safety talks for local schools and groups.

Booking us for an event

We regularly do safety demonstrations or talks at schools, colleges, local fetes, sports clubs, carnivals and car or biker meet-ups.

If you’re organising an event, we can work with you to create a bespoke package. This could be a talk that’s focused on a specific safety topic or doing a more general safety demonstration with some of our education vehicles.

If you’d like us to attend your event or organise something bespoke please email roadsafety@dsfire.gov.uk and we’ll see how we can help.

Our resources

We have a range of resources and tools that we use to help educate people about road safety. We take these tools out to events to help people understand the dangers of the road.

Crash cars

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We use cars that were involved in real road traffic collisions to teach lessons about road safety. We have a Mazda and a Renault Clio which we use to show the devastating effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Virtual reality experiences

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We use virtual reality headsets to show what it’s like to be involved in a road traffic collision. This immersive education is able to simulate the consequences and allows people to consider their actions and deter risky driving behaviours.

Honda Type R

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This vehicle is used in areas where young drivers congregate, such as cruises, schools or colleges, road safety events, car shows, and community safety events. The Type R is a tool that encourages young and learner drivers to engage with us on their terms.

Motorcycles

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Our motorcycle team provide information and advice for motorcycle riders. As well as attending events in the community, they also run Biker Down events to help keep bikers safe on the road.

Our team of advocates

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Our people are our greatest resource for teaching people how to be safe on our roads. The team are highly trained, personable and have a variety of emergency service backgrounds. They bring events to life by delivering advice from first-hand experience.

Events for young drivers

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We run Learn2Live events for young drivers in schools across Devon. These events are aimed at students age 16-18 and teach them about how dangerous the road can be and how they can keep themselves safer.

We also run ‘contract for life’ events which are aimed at students in Year 11 or over. During these sessions, we share real-life stories of people who’ve been involved in accidents on the road. After the session, each student is given a ‘contract for life’ to take home and sign. In the contract, they are agreeing not to put themselves or others at risk by the choices they make.

We can also run bespoke events – please get in touch to find out more.

Get in touch

If you'd like to speak with us about road safety or organising an event please email roadsafety@dsfire.gov.uk.