Kirsty Card tries out a crash test simulator brought to the College by Cleveland Police

College Students Try Out Crash Test Simulator

Thu, 2002-09-05 01:00

Kirsty Card tries out a crash test simulator brought to the College by Cleveland Police.

College students have been given the chance to try out a crash test simulator as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of seatbelts.

Cleveland Police took their crash simulator to East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus, in Peterlee, County Durham.

Ruth Thompson, casualty reduction officer from Cleveland Police, also attended the event to give out advice to students regarding safe driving.

The simulator showed students the effects of a crash at five to eight miles per hour.

When asked afterwards many thought the crash was at a much faster speed, with some even believing it to be three times faster than it was.

Jamie Calford, East Durham College Student Liaison Officer, said: “It was a great activity to have at the college for the afternoon and really showed the students the importance of safety in a car.

“The shock of this revelation was clear to see on the faces of most that participated and ultimately this event could possibly save a life.

“A big thanks to Cleveland Police and hopefully we will be able to collaborate with them in the future.”