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Paralympic champ urges pupils to learn road safety at 11
A paralympic champion was in town last week to teach youngsters road safety.
Gold medallist from last year Josie Person was paralysed in a road accident aged just 19, and now she is calling for a change in the way youngsters are taught.
She told pupils at King's College, as part of a national awareness week being organised by Goodyear Tyres, pupils should be educated about driving from the age of 11 such as teaching them The Highway Code in the classroom.
She said: "Pupils will be more responsive to safe driving messages rather than waiting until they are 17. At that age all they are interested in is how fast they can pass their test with obvious tragic consequences."
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