On Tuesday 8 November 2022, we supported our continued partnership with Safer Roads Humber by joining forces for their casualty reduction day of action.
Safer Roads Humber aim for all road users to be safe on the region's roads. They provide courses on driver safety and general advice for road users.
As part of the ‘Share the Road’ campaign, casualty reduction day of action saw through a variety of efforts to educate members of the public on the dangers of speeding as well as showcasing the new equipment that will be used to identify dangerous driving.
This included visiting all across Humberside and sharing their plans for using unmarked vans, motorcycles and cars as part of operations.
Throughout the day, we demonstrate the aftermath of car crashes, simulating what happens in a Road Traffic Collision (RTC), including our response and rescue of casualties at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and at Goole Fire Station
Sarah Wilkinson, Head of Prevention at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said, “It’s incredibly important to be safe when driving and abide by the law. We are delighted to support Safer Roads Humber and show the consequences of dangerous driving. It’s also important to demonstrate how our crews work with partner agencies at rescues and help everyone to keep safe on our region’s roads.”
Ian Robertson, Partnership Manager for Safer Roads Humber said: “Our message to these dangerous drivers is that our enforcement has greatly increased and if you deliberately flout the law, your risk of prosecution has never been greater."