Warning To Teenage Drivers

2 February 2010, 06:24 | Updated: 2 February 2010, 06:34

A shocking campaign to get teenage drivers to realise the dangers they could be putting their girlfriends in is touring schools in Huntingdonshire.

Last year, 72 people between the ages of 17 and 24 were killed or seriously injured on roads in Cambridgeshire.

Chris Strickland, deputy chief fire officer for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, said: "It is a sad fact that more girls die as passengers than as drivers.

These events have two aims, firstly to make young male drivers think about the consequences of showing off, speeding, having an extra drink or taking drugs while their girlfriend is in the passenger seat.

Secondly, it is to encourage girls to speak out and tell their male friends and boyfriends to slow down."

The Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service "For My Girlfriend" campaign will be visiting the following Huntingdonshire schools:

  •  St Ivo School, St Ives, 1st Feb 8:30am - 9:00am
  • St Peter's School, Huntingdon, 2nd Feb 9:30am - 10:30am
  • Ramsey Abbey School, Ramsey, 3rd Feb 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Sawtry Community College, 4th Feb 1:30pm - 3:25pm
  • St Neots Community College, 8th February 8:55am - 10:30am
  • Hinchingbrooke School, Brampton, 10th Feb - 1:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Longsands College, St Neots, 11th Feb 9:00am - 10:30am
  • Kimbolton School, Feb 12th from 11:00am.