Road safety bid is backed

First published in News Droitwich Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WORCESTERSHIRE’S fire service has given its support to this week’s UK Road Safety Week which is targeting four main groups of road users with the slogan Be Safe Out There.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have joined fire services from across the county to deliver messages to promote the issues facing cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and young drivers.

Ade Elliott, Group Commander of the county’s service, said the service works closely with other agencies to promote road safety throughout the year.

“Fire crews attend many road traffic collisions across the two counties and similar to other Fire and Rescue Services, we tend to get called to the more serious incidents, so road safety always sits high on our agenda,” he said.

“Deaths and injuries on the road affect not just the individual – the lives of families can be destroyed by losing a loved one, or changed forever by having to care for a family member with life-changing injuries.

“UK Road Safety Week gives us another opportunity to highlight road safety, and we hope motorists will heed these messages.”

Mr Elliott urged road users to Be Safe Out There and to take note of the key messages of the safety week.

The messages warn cyclists to get noticed by wearing hi-visibility vests and helmets, motorcyclists to keep hydrated, pedestrians to look out, listen up and be aware, and young drivers to be smart and keep their eyes on the road.

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9:02pm Sat 14 Jun 14

3thinker says...

"The messages warn cyclists to get noticed by wearing hi-visibility vests and helmets, motorcyclists to keep hydrated, pedestrians to look out, listen up and be aware, and young drivers to be smart and keep their eyes on the road."

Why focus on some groups that are in the main the victims and not send out messages to all road users to obey the law and be more considerate to other road users?
"The messages warn cyclists to get noticed by wearing hi-visibility vests and helmets, motorcyclists to keep hydrated, pedestrians to look out, listen up and be aware, and young drivers to be smart and keep their eyes on the road." Why focus on some groups that are in the main the victims and not send out messages to all road users to obey the law and be more considerate to other road users? 3thinker
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10:05pm Sun 15 Jun 14

DarrenM says...

yes indeed - cycle along the road at night dressed in black with no lights on and clearly you bear no responsibility at all should you get wiped up. ........
3thinker demonstrating another example of the "I bear no responsibility for anything" and "It's always someone elses fault" attitude.....
yes indeed - cycle along the road at night dressed in black with no lights on and clearly you bear no responsibility at all should you get wiped up. ........ 3thinker demonstrating another example of the "I bear no responsibility for anything" and "It's always someone elses fault" attitude..... DarrenM
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10:33pm Sun 15 Jun 14

3thinker says...

DarrenM wrote:
yes indeed - cycle along the road at night dressed in black with no lights on and clearly you bear no responsibility at all should you get wiped up. ........
3thinker demonstrating another example of the "I bear no responsibility for anything" and "It's always someone elses fault" attitude.....
What I said is perfectly clear.

All road users should obey the law and be be more considerate to other road users. That includes cyclists.

Are you really saying that its only cyclists that need to act more responsibly on the road?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: yes indeed - cycle along the road at night dressed in black with no lights on and clearly you bear no responsibility at all should you get wiped up. ........ 3thinker demonstrating another example of the "I bear no responsibility for anything" and "It's always someone elses fault" attitude.....[/p][/quote]What I said is perfectly clear. All road users should obey the law and be be more considerate to other road users. That includes cyclists. Are you really saying that its only cyclists that need to act more responsibly on the road? 3thinker
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