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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2006, 16:07 GMT
Campaign targets teenage drivers
A road safety campaign is targeting teenage drivers in an effort to reduce casualties on roads in Lancashire.

The drama Never Saw the Day will be touring schools and colleges from Monday until 17 February to educate young people about driving safely.

Based on a true story, it focuses on the dangers of careless driving and driving at inappropriate speeds.

Lancashire County Council said latest research showed young drivers account for half of crashes on its roads.

'Hit home'

Between 2000 and 2004, there were 32,306 casualties on Lancashire's roads, with 52% of these aged between 17 and 22.

The tour is a joint venture between Lancashire County Council's Road Safety Group and the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, which includes Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Blackpool Council.

Linda Sanderson, communications manager for the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, said: "Never Saw the Day is designed to hit home the safer driving message to young drivers and remind them that speed limits are a maximum, not a target."

As part of the project, all students will be provided with a free magazine which includes advice from learning to drive to buying a car.

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