Advice For Motorists At Fire Service Road Safety Event
5 July 2012
The SaferPeterborough partnership is offering
motorists road safety advice as part of a Fire Service National
Road Safety Day at Haddon Service Station, Peterborough, on Friday
6 July 2012 at 12noon.
The day will promote various road messages
including: keeping your distance from the vehicle in front, the law
and mobile phone usage, and speeding. Fire fighters and
SaferPeterborough road safety officers will also be offering advice
on buying and fitting child car seats.
Clair George, Road Safety Officer for the
SaferPeterborough partnership, said: "This event enables us to work
with our fire service colleagues to promote various road safety
messages to motorists. A DVD produced by the Highways
Agency titled ‘Stay Safe Keep Moving’ will be given to drivers
who stop at the service station.
The DVD combines a series of investigative
short documentaries that looks at some of the worst driving
behaviour on England's motorways. These have been identified as
tailgating, lane hogging, illegal use of the hard shoulder and the
significance of motorway overhead digital signage messages. The
simple premise of each of the films is to look at what the
behaviour is, why drivers do it, what can happen as a result and
how the risk can be minimised."
Lynn Betteridge, Community Risk Manager at
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue
Service, said: "Road traffic collisions happen for a number of
reasons and we will be pushing these messages with support from our
partnership colleagues. The day is part of a national initiative
that all fire and rescue services will be taking part in to reduce
the number of people killed or seriously injured on our busy