Kent Fire and Rescue are at Folkestone Services (M20) until 3pm in a bid to promote the importance of road safety.
The two emergency services are working together to address the importance of road safety and speed awareness during ‘Road Safety Week’ (20th-26th November).
Day 4 of #RoadSafetyWeek and today we’re at the Folkestone Services on the M20, until 3pm. Help us promote the importance of #roadsafety and to keep #speeddown https://t.co/XKGFA6JdLr pic.twitter.com/wqiWMEJtxM
— Kent Fire and Rescue (@kentfirerescue) November 23, 2017
According to Road Safety Weeks website, “Speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives.”
Statistics show that “breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions is recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor in one in four (23%) fatal crashes in Great Britain.”
In 2014, Kent County Council recorded an increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured in car accidents compared to 2013. The fatality rate rose from 594 to 658, an increase of 11%.