On Friday 4 November Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s football team played host to Surrey Police, with the shared goal of improving road safety during the winter period. The fixture was planned to highlight the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and general road safety during the winter period. Those in … Continue reading
Over £6m of additional funding will be dedicated to improving road safety around schools, making walking and cycling safer, and to tackle speeding at known collision hotspots across the county over the next three years. The new funding for a range of highways improvements, will be allocated as follows: £1m per year to improve road … Continue reading
Farm Project recognised for helping young people A Surrey County Council project where disadvantaged young people get hands-on work experience with animals and farming has been named as one of the best in the country at the Children and Young People Now Awards. The Farm Project, in Outwood, Tandridge, provides a relaxed atmosphere to help … Continue reading
Live performances to drive home road safety message A series of live performances that aim to raise road safety awareness among young people in Surrey will take place this month. Safe Drive Stay Alive, an initiative lead by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, features a series of films and live speakers who recount their stories and … Continue reading
The economic downturn has dramatically cut the number of deaths on Britain’s roads, new research suggests. Since Britain went into recession the number of people killed on the roads has fallen by more than a third, from 2,946 in 2007 to 1,901 in 2011. The dramatic drop coincided with a general fall in traffic as … Continue reading
The mother of a teenager killed when a speeding car crashed into a tree has backed the latest Drive SMART campaign urging drivers to slow down. In an interview with presenter Nick Wallis on BBC Surrey, Della Phillips spoke of her daughter’s death and urged motorists to cut their speed. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.
Road deaths fall in Surrey The number of people killed on Surrey’s roads has fallen this year, new figures show. Statistics show that road deaths fell from 22 in the first eight months of 2010 to 13 in the same period this year. This follows figures for the whole of 2010 showing that the number … Continue reading