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The realities of a road crash will be played out in Tunbridge Wells town centre as fire crews continue to urge drivers to stay safe this autumn.
The Road Safety Day, taking place from 10am to 4pm on the 19 October, will feature two car cutting demonstrations with firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue volunteer ‘victims’ from a mock car cash. There will also be displays throughout the day where even the most experienced driver can pick up useful advice on staying safe on the road.
For bikers there will be discussions on the importance of wearing the correct equipment and clothing, as well as the opportunity to see the Kent Fire and Rescue fire bike and a track built racing bike.
Tunbridge Wells firefigher, Tristan Bohanan, said: “When fire crews are called to road collisions it usually means that the crash is serious and ambulance staff need assistance in reaching the causalities. So far this year, crews in the Tunbridge Wells area have been called to 26 of these incidents.
“The purpose of the day is to highlight the importance of driving safety, especially now with the nights drawing in and roads becoming more treacherous due to adverse weather.
“I would therefore encourage anyone in the area on the 19 October to come along and pick up some potentially life saving tips on keeping safe on the road.”
For further advice on how to keep you, your family or a neighbour safe from fire call Kent Fire and Rescue Service for free on 0800 923 7000 or go to www.3breaths.info for further information.