UK Road Safety Campaigners Get Wasted

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
uk road safety campaigners get wasted

The Evening Leader (Wrexham, Wales, UK) reports that a road safety-oriented theatrical production called "Wasted" has kids swearing off cars. After watching the multi-media production designed to warn children about the dangers of drug driving at the Ysgol Clywedog school, "One pupil was heard to say 'I'm not getting into anybody's car again', a statement many others echoed." In a telephone interview with TTAC [below], the head of the Walking Forward Theater Company, says the play's message is not anti-car or anti-drugs. "We're trying to get people to use cars in a responsible way," asserts Gavin Payne. "and indeed, if they have to use drugs, [to] use drugs in a responsible way and not mix the two." Payne's Walking Forward theater company claims to have exposed millions of UK theater goers to road safety dramas, including thousands of British soldiers, and welcomes any U.S. or Canadian campaigners interested in setting-up a similar program across the pond.

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  • NICKNICK NICKNICK on Oct 11, 2007

    sounds like weed and autocross would mix well, though. you're driving 10mph feeling like you're flying 100+ and having the time of your life...

  • MaxHedrm MaxHedrm on Oct 11, 2007

    NICKNICK: I just hope I'm never reincarnated as one of those cones. :^)

  • LamborghiniZ LamborghiniZ on Oct 11, 2007

    It is very possible to use drugs in a responsible way, there's no need to mock that NICKNICK. The reality is that some people do choose to use drugs, and if so, they should do so safely. That's hardly a strange proposition, it's realistic. Just like teaching methods of contraception in schools as opposed to abstinence, it's reality, and it's smart learning.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Oct 11, 2007

    It's also self control. Most people can't control their eat habbits in the US let alone...anything else.