Why road safety?
We aim to raise awareness of road safety and reduce the number of people who are killed and seriously injured on our roads. In 2007, the government pledged to reduce road traffic collisions (RTCs) in young people by 50% for the target age group 16 – 25 years of age and UK fire services now have a statutory obligation to educate young people in the hazards and dangers of travelling in motor vehicles.
What do we do?
We have a dedicated team of qualified officers who deliver road safety packages across our Service area, we also work with our partners to deliver joint road safety initiatives. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is currently recognised by our peers as being one of the leaders in road safety in our country and the ‘Road Skills’ road safety package considered one of the best. We are also the first Fire Service in the country to be working in the rehabilitation unit in a major prison, HMP Hull, to assist offenders with their integration back into society.
What difference are we making?
The latest statistic shows a fall in the number people killed or seriously injured in RTCs in our region. The feedback from groups who have completed our road safety packages has been very positive. This indicates we are having an impact on the way young people conduct themselves whist travelling on the roads.