Blackburn College has joined forces with the council to highlight dangers of not wearing a seatbelt after a shocking new survey revealed 50 per cent of young people in the Borough admitted to not wearing one.

According to a road safety survey, more than half of the young people in Blackburn with Darwen admit to not wearing a seat belt when travelling in the car, with females admitting they wear one occasionally when travelling in the front seat or on a motorway.

As part of the Your Life Your Call initiative, an innovative campaign highlighting the consequences of not wearing a seat belt, Blackburn College students had the opportunity to witness a car that had been in a crash supported by young actors, complete with realistic injuries, who were travelling in the car.

Barry Griffiths, head of learner services at Blackburn College, said: “It’s really important we educate our students about the dangers of driving and not wearing a seatbelt.”

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