FIRE chiefs and the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership (CSRP) are urging drivers to take extra care on the roads following an unusual number of fatal road traffic collisions in the area over the last few days.
Firefighters have been called to several serious road traffic collisions this week including two fatal incidents on the M6 motorway; an accident where a newly qualified driver was not wearing a seat belt and a crash which killed one person and seriously injured another.
Following this high number of devastating incidents, the Partnership is keen to remind drivers once again of the following five safety tips in a bid to keep them safe on the roads as ‘one casualty on Cheshire’s roads is one too many’:
Road Safety Advice:
• Keep your distance.
• Slow down.
• Always wear your seat belt.
• Switch your mobile telephone off
• Never drink or take drugs and drive
Steve McGuirk, Chief Fire Officer, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, said: “This week we have seen an unprecedented catalogue of fatal incidents on our roads which is such a travesty and devastating for the families involved and for our crews.
“As the clocks change this weekend and the weather turns colder, I must urge all drivers to take extra care as I do not want to see any other people lose their lives on Cheshire’s roads. Road traffic collisions can be avoided if people drive responsibly and abide by the laws which are in place for their own safety and for the safety of other road users.”
More road safety information is available on our website – www.cheshirefire.gov.uk or the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership website - www.mysaferroads.org.uk