Free safe driving event at Royston Fire Station

PUBLISHED: 15:45 08 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 11 May 2010

SAFER driving can save lives. That is the message from firefighters in Royston ahead of a free safe driving event, taking place at Royston fire station this weekend. Sean Comerford, station commander at Royston Fire Station, said: As the economic downtur

SAFER driving can save lives.

That is the message from firefighters in Royston ahead of a free safe driving event, taking place at Royston fire station this weekend.

Sean Comerford, station commander at Royston Fire Station, said: "As the economic downturn has hit foreign travel, it is envisaged that more people will take holidays in Britain this year.

"We want to give people the chance to ensure their cars are roadworthy before they set off on their holidays, and that they have breakdown cover in case it is required.

"This way we can hopefully cut down on the number of accidents in the summer."

The AA will be carrying out free car safety checks, including lights, engine fluid levels, windscreens and wipers, and giving advice as to how to rectify any defects found.

Hertfordshire County Council will also be checking child seat safety, in conjunction with representatives from John Lewis, and will be offering advice as to the suitability of seats for the car and the children that sit in them.

In addition, all visitors can win prizes by registering on the day for a fire service home safety check.

Mr Comerford added: "We've distributed 1,000 leaflets in the area, and if we even get a ten per cent return on that it would be great. I did a similar event while working in Stevenage, and it was very successful."

The car safety event runs from 10am -4pm on Saturday, at Royston Fire Station in Baldock Street.

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