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Promoting Road Safety
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As part of its Safety Awareness Campaign, this week Pembrokeshire College has been working in conjunction with Dyfed Powys Police, the Fire Service and Pembrokeshire County Council to highlight the effects of drugs and alcohol in the run up to the Christmas period.
With an established history of working alongside Dyfed Powys Police, Tuesday 9 December saw the drugs dog team carrying out routine searches for illegal drugs on its Haverfordwest campus whilst on Wednesday Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service brought along their state-of-the-art Y Van. Fitted with a big screen, and a variation on a PlayStation console, students were able to experience first-hand the effects of driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol by wearing special googles, students were also prompted to text whilst driving to see how being distracted can be equally as dangerous as driving whilst under the influence.
With a robust stance regarding the possession of illegal drugs or alcohol whilst on its premises, activities such as these act to reinforce the College’s commitment to maintaining a safe learning environment for all.
Maxine Thomas, Head of Safeguarding and Learner Services, at the College commented: “The College is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and activities such as the ones that have taken place this week will hopefully highlight to our students the possibly devastating consequences of the misuse of drugs or alcohol. This latest campaign is just one part of a year-long programme of activities which we hope will keep our learners safe and healthy.”