Horsham fire crews to host road safety event

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Fire crews will hold a road safety event in Horsham on Friday June 13 as part of a national week to promote road safety to local communities.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) will be in the Carfax in Horsham town centre from 6pm to 9pm, as part of UK Road Safety Week, which runs from June 9 to June 15,

Co-ordinated by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the message of this year’s UK Road Safety Week is ‘Be Safe Out There’.

WSFRS will be demonstrating its commitment to improving the safety of county roads by working with partners to arrange events with road safety messages for the communities.

Fire crews will be working to get safety messages across to road users, in particular to pedestrians, young drivers, cyclists and motorcyclists.

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.

“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.”

WSFRS have warned death and injuries on the road affect both the individual and their family.