Drivers in Nuneaton will be offered free driver safety advice today from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and Warwickshire Police on Coton Road in Nuneaton in a bid to promote safer driving on Warwickshire roads.
As part of the event, crews from Nuneaton along with Warwickshire Police will be pulling drivers over between 10.30 to 12.30 to educate them on the dangers and consequences of the Fatal Four; using your mobile phone whilst driving, speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and not wearing your seatbelt.
Response Commander for Nuneaton Fire Station, Paul Whittaker said:
“As an emergency service we know only too well the very real affect road traffic collisions can have, especially where there has been a fatality or life changing injury. This not only extends to the family and friends of all those involved, but also the emergency responders who turn up at to the incident to try and save lives.
“By setting up this safer driving event, I am hoping that people will respond positively and see that our main aim is always to protect the public from harm. The best way for us to do that is through prevention, advising drivers on the very real dangers they face and how simple actions, such as putting your mobile phone out of view whilst driving can save lives!
“Only recently, we attended an incident on Wolvey Road in Bulkington where a seatbelt saved a drivers life after the vehicle rolled following a road traffic collision. For us, this is always good news and we want to share the real life examples of where something as simple as wearing a seatbelt has saved a life!”
If you have any questions about driver safety or if you just want to come and say hello, then please drive down to Coten Road and see our crews. We would love to see you there! For more information on road safety log onto: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/saferroads