Boy racers in Strood to be given safety warning by firefighters
Boy racers who
get together to show off their cars on Medway City Estate will be
given some powerful safety advice on Friday evening.
Firefighters will be using
hard-hitting tactics to drive home the importance of road safety at
the session in Strood.
It is part of Brake’s Road
Safety Week, which runs from until Sunday, November 25.
Crews will drive home the
safety message by telling young drivers about the importance of
wearing seatbelts, not using a mobile phone while driving and the
consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or
Firefighters at Medway City
Estate will also be informing young and new drivers about the
importance of driving safely and how dangerous driving too fast can
Police and ambulance crews
will also be involved.
Firefighter Lee Murphy said:
"Last year, for every person injured and/or rescued from a fire by
Kent Fire and Rescue firefighters, there were 24 people injured in
crashes on the county’s roads.
"A moment’s lapse in
concentration while driving can have devastating results, and at
this time of year drivers can easily get caught out.
Insp Martin Stevens, from
Kent’s roads policing unit, added: "Kent Police takes a zero
tolerance approach to all forms of poor road safety from failing to
use a hands-free mobile phone while driving, to driving while
impaired by alcohol or drugs.
"Poor road safety can have
lifelong serious consequences."
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