Road safety experts have been steering school children in the right direction as part of a national campaign to reduce serious car accidents.
Pupils at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby were educated in the importance of road safety and the consequences of breaking the law as part of Road Safety Week.
Youngsters aged 16 and 17 met representatives from law firm Slater and Gordon and Merseyside Police who hosted an interactive course on the dangers of drink-driving and texting behind the wheel.
Mathew Thomas, lawyer from Slater and Gordon, said: “We all remember how exciting it is to drive for the first time however it is vital young people are aware of the devastation careless and dangerous driving can cause.
“We see all too often the long term consequences for the victims of road accidents and their families and we hope that events like today can help young drivers take extra care when they are driving.”
Road Safety Week is a UK-wide event organised annually by Brake, the road safety charity held this year between November 23 and November 29.
David Cook, headmaster at Merchant Taylors’ School, said "The issue of road safety is very important and this presentation certainly highlighted the consequences of drink-driving and using mobile phones when behind the wheel. Educating young people in this way, as they begin to consider driving, will hopefully save lives in the future."