- 30th March 2015
The 2015 Safer Journeys Expo, previously Drive to Survive, is a
Preens Apparelmaster's Targa Rally sponsored Porsche with its full roll cage, race seats, safety racing belts and other safety features, was perfect for emphasising the huge difference between a modern day road car and a $2,000 banger.
During the Expo students are also exposed to a frighteningly realistic crash scene, where actors play out the roles of victims in an actual crashed vehicle. NZ Fire and St Johns cover their individual roles by providing rescue support to the actors; the outcome is that one actor is pulled from the vehicle and taken away in a body bag.
The program is run over 3 days and has up to 350 students per day go through many aspects of driving, cars in general and road safety.