Thursday, 20 November 2014

Brighton and Hove firefighters take to the streets to promote safe driving

Brighton and Hove firefighters are taking part in a series of events to help ensure drivers understand the consequences of taking risks on the roads.

The initiatives are beginning during Brake’s Road Safety Week (17-23 November) and continuing throughout December.

Crews will be visiting local car parks to offer advice and speak to motorists and other road users about their concerns.

Richard Chamberlain, the station manager at Preston Circus Community Fire Station said:
“Too often we see first-hand the consequences of poor decision made by motorists. We hope that by meeting people face to face they will pay more attention behind the wheel and remember how a moment’s distraction can cause devastation.

With the festive season just around the corner, we also want to remind motorists that alcohol and driving do not mix. If you want a drink, get a taxi or public transport home - or find a friend who will stay sober and be the designated driver. Please don’t be tempted to take a risk – even if you’ve only had one drink.”

About Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week aims to raise awareness about the devastation of road crashes and casualties, and the part we can all play in making our roads and communities safer. It is coordinated annually by the charity Brake, and is now in its 18th year.

Where we’ll be

  • Thurs 20th Nov & Fri 21st Nov 2014 from 18:30 - 21:00 hours at Churchill Square Car Park

  • Sat 22nd Nov 2014 from 16:00 - 20:00 hours BMECP Event, Fleet Street

  • Thurs 4th Dec 2014 from 11:00 - 15:00 hours at Asda, Hollingbury, Brighton

  • Fri 12th Dec 2014 from 19:00 - 22:00 hours Churchill Square

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