Learn2Live attracted media attention at their annual visit to Exeter College on 5th and 6th November. ITV Westcountry news and BBC Spotlight both reported extensively on the road safety events. Around 3000 Exeter College students attended the 90 minute presentation over the 2 days. The event also marked the final presentation from Police speaker Sgt Harry Tangye and Ali Morrish.
Harry Tangye said:
"As a police officer specialising in Serious and Fatal Road Traffic Collisions, I soon realised the most effective way to help reduce collisions was not a speeding ticket, although there certainly is a place for that, but to get in at an early age and ensure those teenagers who were being driven about by peers, or have just started driving themselves, were taught the very real risks of driving a car. Learn2Live does that. It's interesting to watch students walk into an auditorium as though just about to watch a film, and see them leave with memorable expressions on their faces. Learn2Live presentations aim at changing the attitudes of young drivers from the beginning of their driving careers, empowering them to know their destiny is very much in their hands."
Megan, Deputy Head of Student Experience at Exeter College said:
"We take the health, wellbeing and safety of our students very seriously and we ensure that all our learners have access to a holistic range of skills, information and experience to keep themselves well, safe and in control. Learn2Live is one of the resources we are proud to offer our learners, as it brings to the forefront the importance of not only being safe as drivers, but also being responsible passengers and good friends to each other."