Seminar to aid road safety

Jemma Thacker

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A roadshow aimed at boosting road safety is taking place at The Victoria Theatre in Halifax.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will be staging the hard hitting show as part of National Road Safety Week on Wednesday, November 20, 10 am to noon.

Prevention assistant Jemma Thacker said: “We are continually monitoring figures for those killed and injured on Calderdale roads, and feel that continuous education is the only way to prevent road traffic collisions from occurring; therefore reducing the figures and increasing our community safety.”

Businesses are also being urged to send their staff to the day, which will include talks explaining what can be done to stop accidents, from firefighters, police, paramedics and Debbie Nicholson whose son was killed in a car accident. Organisers are also hoping a doctor will attend from the accident and emergency department at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

“Anyone can attend who drives for a living,” said Jemma.

“Providing quality education is vital in keeping the residents, drivers and passengers of Calderdale safe.”

Anyone interested can contact Jemma on jemma.thacker@westyorksfire.gov.uk