West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service holds a Road Safety Event on Worthing Seafront on Monday June 9th. The event is part of a national week of activity from June 9th to 15th promoting road safety to local communities.
Coordinated by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the overarching message of this year’s UK Road Safety Week is: ‘Be Safe Out There’.
During the week, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be demonstrating its commitment to improving the safety of our county’s roads, by working with local partners to arrange events with targeted road safety messages for their communities. Fire crews will be working to get safety messages across to all road users, and in particular to pedestrians, young drivers, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Death and injuries on the road affect not just the individual – the lives of families can be destroyed by losing a loved one, or changed forever by having to care for a family member with life-changing injuries.
The week is also being supported by national partners including the Highways Agency, Department for Transport (DfT), Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Brake, Road Safety GB, RoSPA, RoadSafe, TyreSafe, Living Streets, the RAC Foundation.
Paul Fuller, President of the Chief Fire Officers Association, said: “We know that fire and rescue services have already helped to improve road safety, through targeted local educational programmes, and that FRS’s are world leaders in casualty care and extrication techniques after Road Traffic Collisions.
This week of events and activities will allow us to engage with partners and our local communities to work towards our ultimate goal of zero deaths and reduced injuries on UK roads.”