Hastings firefighters spread road safety message


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is heading into Hastings town centre today (Wednesday June 10) to help cut the number of road traffic collisions.

It’s part of a number of activities being carried out for the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Road Safety Week (8-14 June 2015).

Crews from Green Watch and Blue Watch in Bohemia Road will be outside Debenhams between 10.30am-3.30pm.

They are focusing on two main issues – educating young drivers and highlighting the dangers posed by blind spots on lorries.

The Aerial Ladder Platform fire appliance will be parked up, to show where cyclists cannot be seen by the driver.

Handsome Bicycles will also be there supporting the Fire and Rescue Service by offering free cycle checks. (http://www.handsomebicycles.com/)

Dan Channon, station manager, said: “Too often we are called out to pick up the pieces after road traffic collisions.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to make our roads safer. And it isn’t difficult to do - simple changes such as ensuring you pay attention behind the wheel or keeping your vehicle in good condition, can make a real difference.

“We want everyone to get home safely.”

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