UPDATE: Meeting to teach dangerous young Sheringham drivers a ‘harsh lesson’

Police have announced the date and location of a special event where they hope to teach young drivers from the Sheringham area a 'harsh lesson' in road safety.

Those who have to pick up the pieces of dangerous driving will be at Sheringham Fire Station on Cromer Road at 7pm on Friday, July 29.

Emergency services in the district have joined forces to offer the 'Drive Smart Stay Safe' - a chance for some of those most at risk to take part in a mock collision and experience the realities of being hurt or injured on our roads.

The session will offer a range of road safety information and tips on how to develop driving skills as well as a 'hands on' learning experience.

Police community support officer (PCSO) Emma Magee from Sheringham's neighbourhood policing team has been organising the event.

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She said: 'It will give young drivers the chance to feel, see and hear the realities of being involved in a road traffic collision, how it could affect those around them and those emergency service workers who have to respond.'

She added: 'It will be a fun session but with a serious message. We hope to send them away showing a greater respect for themselves and others when they are on the road.

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'The event offers young drivers the chance to take part in a virtual experience of a life time, one that hopefully they will never have to experience for real.'

Earlier this month, announcing that police were planning the event, Sgt Andy Smith told Sheringham Town Council that officers were having another go at dealing with the issue of poor driving, particularly on Station car park.

He said: 'Youths gather on the car park and some drive in a dangerous manner. We have been frequently engaging with them and have had to deal with one of them so far.'

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