Welsh Fire and Rescue Services promote Road Safety Week throughout Wales

Posted 20/11/2015 09:58:04

Road safety partners in Wales are spreading the word on driving safely through events being held across the region as part of National Road Safety Week (23 - 27 November 2015).

 

This year, the three Welsh Fire and Rescue Services in partnership with neighbouring local authorities and supported by local Police forces is focussing its attention on raising awareness of the five main causes of fatal road traffic collisions in Wales. These are:

 

1. SPEEDING

2. ALCOHOL

3. DRUGS

4. MOBILE PHONES

5. SEAT BELTS

 

The theme is 'Fatal Five' – this refers specifically to - Don't drink and drive, Kill your speed, Don't get careless, Belt up, and Switch off your mobile phone. Drivers are urged to remember the 'Fatal Five' when driving with the aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads across South Wales.

 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is committed to making sure our communities are safer places to work, live and visit. Drivers can help by driving responsibly and spreading the road safety message as widely as possible – ‘never take the risk, the consequences could be fatal’.

 

During Road Safety Week 2015, staff will also be holding the following events:

 

Monday:                 The multipurpose education vehicle will visit Lambpit Street, Wrexham to promote road safety especially for older drivers and Pass Plus courses.

 

Tuesday:                Deadly Impacts event promoting road safety at Coleg Menai Bangor.

 

Wednesday:            Deadly Impacts events promoting road safety at Coleg Menai Llangefni.

 

Friday:                    Options Day at Deeside Fire Station giving drivers who are caught on the phone whilst driving the option to have a fine or view a presentation and learn about road safety.

 

Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, explained “We are delighted to be working with our partners during Road Safety Week to highlight road safety messages to our communities. Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for everyone to remind themselves about key road safety messages.

 

He continued, “Road Safety Week 2015 is unique in that all three Fire and Rescue Services in Wales will be coming together, pooling resources and experience to ensure that the public in Wales receive clear, comprehensive advice as to how they can reduce the likelihood of becoming the next statistic”.

 

“We are looking forward to engaging in these events and aim to further contribute to a reduction in the numbers of people that are killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads every year”.

 

For more Fire and Road Safety information: Visit us at: www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk or ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ us on Twitter.

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