Road Safety Week

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Road safety partners inNorth Walesare spreading the word on driving safely through events across the region as part of National Road Safety Week (19 - 25 November).

 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service's Community Safety Team have been joining forces with local councils and North Wales Police and giving advice on winter driving and in-car safety, as well as road safety advice for pedestrians and cyclists in support of the national initiative coordinated by the road safety charity 'Brake'.

 

This year's theme is 'Slower speeds = happy people', with Brake working to raise awareness of the need to make it safer for people to walk or cycle to work or school, or for their health and leisure. They are also calling on drivers to slow down around homes, schools and shops.

 

Staff have visited Morrisons, Caernarfon and will be visiting the Oaktree family Centre, Rhyl tomorrow and Queensferry, Asda next Wednesday.  

 

Gareth Griffiths, Senior Fire Safety Manager for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: "As we move into winter, there are lots more reasons to be extra careful on the roads. We're urging pedestrians and cyclists to wear something bright and reflective to make sure drivers can see them in the dark, and reminding drivers to clear windscreens and windows on wintry mornings.

 

"Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for everyone to remind themselves about key safety points. We want people to be prepared for winter. It's important for drivers to think about their own safety, but also that of other road users."

 

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