Thursday, 20 November 2014

A21 centre of attention for firefighters during Road Safety Week



Firefighters from Rother Borough are talking to motorists and road users on the A21 in efforts to help improve safety.

It comes as East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service supports Brake’s Road Safety Week (17-23 November 2014) - the UK's biggest road safety event.

On Monday 17 November, crews were at John’s Cross talking to people at the Route 1066 CafĂ© on the A21. Drivers were encouraged to fill in a questionnaire which will help form future campaigns to make roads safer.

Rother Borough Commander Paul Evans said:

“The A21 has recently been in the headlines because the Road Safety Foundation named it the most dangerous road in Britain. We are working hard to try to understand how we can help keep people safe.

Far too often, we have to deal with the consequences of poor decision making or drivers being distracted. It has been very valuable to speak to people face to face and understand their concerns or worries – and to remind them of the importance of paying attention and slowing down while behind the wheel.”

Crews will also be at Blackbrooks Garden Centre on the A21 at Seddlescombe, Battle on Saturday.

Brake and the Road Safety Foundation

Find out more about Brake and Road Safety Week at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk


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