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Stones drive road safety message

Maidstone United’s first team are driving home the message about road safety.

Players visited the Kent & Medway Road Safety Experience this week to find out about the first purpose built, interactive centre of its kind in the UK.

The centre, which is based in Rochester, uses powerful stories, interactive experiences and information from road safety experts. The aim is to encourage young people to look at the potential consequences of a road accident from all perspectives – for themselves, their passengers, other drivers and their families.

Predominantly aimed at 14 to 25 year olds, the experience provides supervised education visits for up to 90 young people a day. It is free to all schools, colleges and groups in Kent and Medway.

First team manager Jay Saunders said: “I went with club’s academy a few weeks ago, spoke to the first team about it and they were really keen to visit.

“The experience is a real eye-opener and we would encourage headteachers and others to make time for it. It gets the message over far better than someone standing in front of a school assembly or a class watching a road safety video.

“It’s an outstanding facility with excellent staff, free 14 to 24 year olds to visit and will have an impact on all those who go.”

Schools and youth groups can find out more about the Kent & Medway Road Safety at www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/road-safety/road-safety-experience/

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