Fire­fight­ers in road safety drive

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

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.”

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