Monday, 3 November 2014

Road safety reminder as FBU strike enters final 24 hours

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is again reminding road users to be vigilant as winter weather sweeps in.

Drivers are being urged to slow down, leave extra space to stop in wet conditions and stay alert to bikers and cyclists.

Cyclists and motorbike riders are being reminded of the importance of being visible in the dark and of avoiding the blind spots of cars, vans and especially larger vehicles such as buses and lorries.

The warning comes as members of the Fire Brigades Union enter the final 24 hours of a four day strike. The action, which ends at 6pm tomorrow (4 Nov) is part of the national dispute with the Government over pensions.

Contingency crews have been on duty and we have attended a number of road traffic collisions.

This includes one on the A27 near Lewes - Sussex Police are now appealing for information.
http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2014/11/03/updated-crash-closes-a27-at-selmeston,-near-lewes

We also responded to reports of a car in a river near Crowborough. It emerged that the driver was safe at home. Police have now recovered the car from the water.

Incidents are listed here: http://www.esfrs.org/stations/incidents.shtml

With further wet weather expected, we are encouraging members of the public to find out how they can protect themselves, their loved ones and their property:
http://www.esfrs.org/communitySafety/advice/flooding.shtml


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