NORTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police are appealing to motorists to take care after being called to nine road collisions in Wrexham and Flintshire over the weekend.
Ian Williams, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s county operations manager for Wrexham, said: “On average, nearly nine people die every day on Britain’s roads driving. The main causes of road traffic collisions tend to be driving at speed, not slowing down on wet roads, poor car maintenance, tyre blowouts, driving under the influence of drink and drugs and a lack of concentration.
“By reducing your speed, you will also give yourself extra time to respond to hazards – every driver can make a difference just by slowing down a few miles per hour and observing speed limits.”
He added: “Generally in North Wales, young drivers between the age of 16 and 25 are more likely to be involved in a road accident than any other age group, and we are working on a number of initiatives to instil in them the importance of driving safely.
“This is a vulnerable age group, and the best advice I can give them is to take care and never speed, don’t drink and/or take drugs and drive, don’t use your mobile phone while driving and always wear a seat belt.
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