Van-tastic road safety boost!

West Mids Fire Service's new vehicle is driving home life-saving messages to thousands of people.

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Published on 22 November 2021

Our new road safety van is helping us deliver important road safety advice to thousands of people across the West Midlands.  
 
The vehicle will be used by firefighters and our Road Casualty Reduction Team (RCRT) to deliver life-saving information at schools, colleges and community events. It has been kitted out with a 50-inch TV screen and surround sound to help drive home the content of on-board videos.  
 
And it provides a ‘live’ link to our fire stations, so audiences can see fire crews as they undertake their training – much of it focused on providing the best possible 999 response to victims of road traffic collisions.  
 
RCRT Watch Commander Adrian Spencer said: “All too often our firefighters respond to collisions which could have been prevented. They see the damage, injury and loss they can cause.    
 
“Our new van will support the wide range of work we do in our communities to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads. 
 
“The vehicle’s wide range of educational resources includes our ever-popular virtual reality kit, which we use to help young adults in particular make the right choices on the road.”

Visit our road safety pages for some great tips on staying safe when you’re out and about.