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New drama aims to improve young drivers' road safety

Students from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology are performing a new play in local schools about road safety.

The piece, called Scarred, tells of a 17-year-old boy who causes a crash, killing his girlfriend and a passing child.

The performances are supported by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

According to road safety charity Brake, drivers aged 17-24 are involved in one in four road accidents.

Denny Smith, head of drama at the college, said: "We're trying to cover as many issues as possible to help young people, but in a very emotionally powerful way that will stay with them as long as possible.

"We've had people crying in every single performance we've done so far."

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