On the back of stats showing that failing to look properly is the cause of almost half of the road accidents in Hertfordshire, the county’s firefighters are going on tour this week to give drivers the chance to test their skills at spotting danger.
Working as part of the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership, Hertfordshire’s Fire & Rescue Service is hosting the Road Safety Roadshow during the Chief Fire Officers Association 2015 Road Safety Week (8-12 June).
The roadshow will tour five Hertfordshire towns – Hoddesdon, Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead – to give local residents the chance to watch and take part in live demonstrations by the fire and rescue service, receive free advice from road safety experts and test their driving skills by taking the hazard perception part of the driving test.
Roy Wilsher, Hertfordshire’s chief fire officer and director of community protection, said: “The Road Safety Roadshow gives passers-by an opportunity to have fun while finding out more about the causes of road accidents and what they can do to stay safe on the road.
“The mix of activity on the day will mean there’s something for everyone who stops by.”