Brigade’s M-way safety message

WEST Yorkshire firefighters will be urging drivers to take care on the motorway when they head off on their holidays this summer.

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association Road Safety Day on Friday aims to target motorway drivers and ensure they are up to speed on the basic rules of safe motoring.

The county’s firefighters and prevention staff will be at motorway service stations to discuss road safety.

Craig McIntosh, the brigade’s director of fire safety, said: “With the six-week school holidays now upon us, and more families expected to take to the motorway for their summer break, we want to stress the importance of driving safely.

“Driving on a motorway requires different skills and, because people drive faster, it gives less reaction time. It’s essential that simple steps are taken to ensure everyone stays safe,” he said.