Road safety. 750 young people in Toulouse made aware of the dangers of driving under the influence
This Tuesday, November 29, a meeting is organized near Toulouse, with the aim of raising awareness among 750 young high school students of the dangers of driving under the influence. Road fatalities are one of the leading causes of death among young adults.
Several students from high schools in the Toulouse area are gathered on Tuesday, November 29, to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and various drugs. Road fatalities are one of the leading causes of death among young adults.
In 2021, 692 young people under the age of 25 lost their lives on the roads, according to the National Interministerial Observatory for Road Safety. Very recently, in Montauban, a 15-year-old boy who was driving a motorized two-wheeler died after hitting a utility vehicle. A few days later, another 16 year old was seriously injured in the town of Fronton.
The 750 young people present could witness several collisions carried out by a stunt professional, between light vehicles and a scooter. The objective is to see that a shock even at a reduced speed is violent.
A police major, an anti-drug trainer, explains to the audience the dangers of taking narcotics. The insurance company, organizer of this day, will also provide information on individual responsibility and on the impossibility of compensating a driver in the event of an accident, when he is under the influence of alcohol or substances.
Nearly a third of fatal accidents involve drink-driving. The risk is multiplied by two from 0.5g/l in the blood. It is the same for taking narcotics, the risk is doubled.