FIREFIGHTERS will be taking road safety messages out into the local communities this weekend to help promote a national campaign.
Supported by Keith Wheeler, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s road safety officer, crews will be putting on displays and providing leaflets and information to the public at a number of events. Their key messages are:
• Keep your distance. Don’t drive too close to the vehicle in front, and be aware of stopping distances.
• Watch your speed. Make sure you drive according to the speed limits, and take road conditions (for example, poor visibility, or snow or ice on the road) into consideration.
• Only a fool breaks the two-second rule. You should be at least two seconds behind the driver in front of you in normal driving conditions.
Mr Wheeler said: “There are an average of five deaths and 65 serious injuries on the UK’s roads each day.
“Firefighters up and down the country, who are among the emergency services who deal with the tragic consequences, want to do everything they can to reduce the toll.”
The events are being staged to support National Road Safety Day, organised by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association. Dates and venues are:
Friday, July 6 Gerrards Cross village centre.
High Wycombe town centre.
M40 service area, Beaconsfield.
Midsummer Place, Central Milton Keynes.
Saturday, July 7
Newport Pagnell Carnival.
Sunday, 8 July
Oakgrove School, Middleton, Milton Keynes.