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Kent Fire and Rescue at Folkestone Services

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).




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%.