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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Road Safety Team Fire Away at Rugeley

10/09/2009

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Road Safety Team from Rugeley will be teaming up with local driving instructors in Rugeley this weekend to try and reduce the number of serious road traffic collisions.

The Road Safety Team will be holding a course at Rugeley Fire Station this Saturday for newly qualified drivers. The new drivers, who have been nominated by their driving instructors, have been invited to go along where they will get invaluable information to help keep them safe on the roads.

"We held a similar event earlier in the summer which was a great success." 

Crew Manager, Jim Bywater

The course, which will last for two hours, will begin with firefighters giving a presentation highlighting essential road safety messages. 

Firefighters will then carry out a practical road traffic collision demonstration using one of their modified vehicles to demonstrate the consequences of driving carelessly. The team will talk both the driving instructors and their students through the extrication procedure and explain about the equipment which is used in extrications. The event will conclude with some hard hitting messages from the 'Think' campaign DVD. 
 
Crew Manager, Jim Bywater who has organised the courses said, "We held a similar event earlier in the summer which was a great success. The practical demonstration is a great way to get the message across to the new drivers as it highlights what can happen in the event of a road traffic collision."