Kent County Council Road Safety Team will blow time on drinking and driving with their summer road safety campaign. Aiming to increase awareness of the issues of drink-driving, the ‘Don’t Blow it’ campaign targets football supporters celebrating during the Euro 2012 tournament.
Steve Horton, KCC Road Safety Team Leader said.“Most drink driving crashes happen in the summer months and with opportunities to watch the football in a pub, at a party or organised event, the temptation for drivers to drink could be even greater this year. The simple message is if you are driving don’t drink alcohol, or if you do intend to drink then substitute the car for an alternative way home, like public transport.”
Sergeant Hannah Brown, from Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: ‘Drivers prosecuted for drink driving will get a disqualification, criminal record, up to £5,000 fine or a possible prison sentence. But the consequences of a serious collision could be far worse such as the death of a loved one.’
14 May 2013
Fire and rescue services across the country will be taking part in National Road Safety Week from 6-12 May.Find out when the local fire and rescue service and road safety partnership teams will be in your area:
High Street and The Parade – 6th May Focus on Pedestrian engagement & cycle safety.
High Street and The Parade – 11th May (10:00 – 14:00).
Canterbury College – 7th & 9th May Focus on Pedestrian engagement .
B&Q, Reeves Way, Chestfield – 6th & 10th May.
Harbour area and Town car parks – 8th & 12th May.
Morrison Supermarket & Halfords – 7th, 10th & 12th May.
Sea Front & High Street – 8th, 6th & 11th May. Focus on Pedestrian engagement.
2 May 2013
May 2013 is Scams Awareness Month.
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Kent Trading Standards will be raising awareness of scams with Kent residents, using posters, postcards and a checklist supplied by Citizens Advice. Information will also be posted on the Kent County Council homepage www.kent.gov.uk/ and via Twitter on @kent_cc
30 April 2013
Canterbury Community Safety Partnership is supporting the Community Speed Watch initiative, to increase awareness about the dangers of speeding in the Canterbury district.
Road Safety is a key priority for CSP and speeding is an important factor in the drive for road safety. In the continuing strive for a safer district and strong communities, the Community Speed Watch Programme is considered a good way to address the concerns raised by residents in the district.
25 April 2013
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