Hard-hitting film looks to warn youngsters of dangers of ‘fatal four’
A road safety group has recreated a shocking car crash at Wattisham airfield as part of a new hard-hitting video campaign.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Suffolk Police, Safer Roads Teams, Air-Sea Rescue, Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service and a team of volunteers joined forces last week to film the drama.
The film will be used in schools and colleges to show youngsters the dangers of the ‘Fatal Four’ - Drink/drug driving, mobile phone use, seat belts and speeding.
Jon Southgate, from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, who organised the filming, said: “It struck me we don’t have a successful film that targets all of the fatal four.
“We used role-players to portray three young people in the story culminating in a collision with another car.
“The film shows everything from the rescue through to the driver being put in a prison cell and police breaking the news to the mother.
“The video hints they may have been speeding, there is a mobile phone on the dashboard, a passenger is ejected through the front because they are not wearing a seat belt. We have also filmed scenarios where the driver blows positive and negative drink driving tests and one where he is drugalised. If one person sees the film and takes notice then it will all be worthwhile.”