Firefighters in road safety drive
FIREFIGHTERS are visiting schools in Macclesfield this week to promote road safety.
The move is in support of road safety organisation BRAKE’s campaign ‘Drive Less, Live More’, which runs until November 29.
In the last 10 years government statistics show that in Cheshire alone 459 have been killed and 5,757 people seriously injured on our roads.
In 2014 there were 34 deaths and 514 people seriously injured.
The ‘Drive Less, Live More’ campaign aims to encourage everyone to consider how they use the roads and whether there is an alternative to driving such as walking, cycling or using public transport.
Macclesfield firefighters are visiting schools to talk to children and give leaflets to parents when they collect their children, as well as talking to drivers at Macclesfield College.
Colin Heyes, road safety manager for Cheshire Fire Service, said road safety is not just about driving, but walking, cycling, skating and running.
He said: “We are committed to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads and so we are delighted to support Brake with this important campaign.”