Emergency services get involved in RSW
Cleveland Fire Service worked with local partners to deliver their Live and Learn roadshow, touring across the county. The team delivered their programme to over 4,000 students including Year 11 pupils, college and university students, and professional drivers.
Humberside Police launched a drink and drug driving campaign as part of Road Safety Week, demonstrating to drivers the dangers of drink and drug driving through simulations.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service worked in partnership with Humberside Police, National Tyres, Halfords and local schools to engage with the public to highlight ways to be safer on the roads. Activities included a driver simulator, tyre checks and free winter vehicle checks.
Kirklees Fire Service, with the help of Kirklees Council, held a range of activities throughout Road Safety Week. Various activities took place, including the Puppet Broadcasting Company (as seen on Dragon's Den) performing at various further and higher education colleges, and pedestrian and cycle training in various junior and middle schools.
Staffordshire Police held a range of events during Road Safety Week. In partnership with the local authority and Road Safety GB, they held a child car seat clinic. They also held a safe winter driving day, offering advice on the importance of a clear windscreen, good lights, tyres and brakes.
West Mercia Police visited primary schools throughout the week to give assemblies and raise awareness of the importance of road safety, the need to reduce speed limits in the community, and the dangers of walking in the dark.
Staffordshire Fire Service worked with local partners to hold a joint event which included local police offering road safety advice to motorists, a crash demonstration by the fire service, and bicycle checks to ensure cyclists can be seen.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have long supported RSW. In 2009 they worked in partnership with the police and local authority road safety officers to visit pubs and clubs, talking to customers about the dangers of drink and drug driving and offering free soft drinks to designated drivers.
West Yorkshire Fire Service have put on graphic shows during RSW to show the devastation they face when arriving at the scene of a crash, using cars that have been in crashes, and people acting as road crash victims in need of rescuing from those cars.
Enfield Fire and Rescue Service delivered workshops using Brake's 2Young2Die resources to school pupils.
Stanway Road Policing Unit, Essex, worked with children from local schools, using a speed gun to test the speed of traffic going past the school. They also talked to parents, giving advice on parking safely near school, the importance of wearing seatbelts and the dangers of speeding.