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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Hard Hitting Safety Message for Shoppers

04/09/2009

Shoppers will get to witness hard hitting car crash demonstrations in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre tomorrow. The event, in Fountain Square from 10am until 3pm, is being held to raise awareness of road safety.

Members of the public will be able to watch Hanley Firefighters in action as they cut acting casualties free from a ‘crashed’ vehicle. Firefighters will be also be giving out road safety literature, which has been supplied by Stoke on Trent Road Safety and Travel Wise Team, and will be on hand to take home fire risk check referrals.

Risk Reduction Officer Jim Taaffe commented: “The majority of road traffic collisions involve people between the ages of 18 and 25 and we hope that this will get the road safety message across in a more visual hard hitting way. The vehicle that we will be using for our demonstration has been very kindly donated by LTR Recovery Services of Hot Lane Industrial Estate in Burslem.”

“The majority of road traffic collisions involve people between the ages of 18 and 25.”

Risk Reduction Officer Jim Taaffe

We’ll also be giving safety information out to children with them returning to school next week, particularly as for some who are moving to high school it may be the first time they’ve walked to school or caught a bus.