VIDEO: Emergency services out in force to promote Road Safety Week in Horsham

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Emergency services are out in force today at Horsham’s County Hall North as they aim to spread the message to staff working in the building about Road Safety week.

Crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service along with the Road Safety Policing Team have been joined by members of Horsham Wellbeing and other local charities as they try to promote the message on how people can keep safe on the roads especially through the dark winter months.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Road Safety week SUS-141120-143911001

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Road Safety week SUS-141120-143911001

Road Safety Week is a national campaign set up by the charity Brake which aims to get more people around the country to think about how to keep safe when using the roads.

Assistant chief fire office Gavin Watts said: “Today is about Fire and Rescue Service in West Sussex supporting the national campaign by Brake which is a road safety charity.”

“Their campaign is all about making sure that road users are more considerate to each other and in that way we hope we can reduce the number of incidents that occur on our roads that have such tragic consequences.”

Although the event is mainly being held for people working in the building representatives have said members of the public are welcome to go down and take a look at some of the exhibitions.

Horsham fire station manager, Richard Davy said:“It is very important. It is all about promoting awareness to everybody.

“It is about preparing people for the winter months ahead and making sure they are safe on the roads.”

Read more in next weeks paper.