A NAILSWORTH mother who was left shaken when her and her son’s car rolled on an icy road is making sure learners appreciate how dangerous driving can be.

“The car just felt like it was flying. It took off and just went straight over,” said Katie Jarvis, who in 2016 was in a car being driven by her son, Miles, 20 at the time, when they flipped late at night between Gloucester and Stroud.

“There are two things I remember. When we first turned over I thought: I’m still alive but we haven’t finished yet. We’re still trying to lose 50 miles an hour. Am I going to be alive in the next second? I knew we were still moving, we hadn’t come to a standstill and I didn’t know what was going to happen next.

“Worse than that, I had my child beside me. I have never been so pleased to hear him use bad language because I knew he was still alive. But when we came to a standstill, he went quiet. I knew I was alive but I didn’t know what had happened to him. It felt like forever before he answered me and said I’m fine."

Katie and Miles both escaped unscathed and, while Miles's response has been to train as a retained fire fighter to go to the aid of other accident victims, Katie has now become a presenter of the What if ...? campaign.

This campaign, in partnership with Gloucestershire's police and crime commissioner, is targeting new and learning drivers in schools between the ages of 17 to 24 - the age group most at risk of a serious crash.

One presentation took place at EDF Barnwood on Tuesday, which saw Stroud College students attend.