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Meet our firefighters & get safe driving tips

On Sunday 9 December our firefighters will be at the Interchange Retail Park, Kempston, between 11am and 1pm talking to drivers about their experiences of accidents on the A421.

The A421 is becoming an increasingly regular location for serious incidents that require firefighters to provide their medical trauma care and technical rescue skills to release trapped drivers or their passengers from their vehicles.

Figures produced by highway maintenance company Amey on incidents on the A421 reveal that these Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) were a result of:

 

  • 63 (41%) failure to look properly
  • 24 (16%) tail end shuts, 17 on slip roads to roundabouts
  • 21 (14%) failure to judge the other vehicle’s path or speed
  • 14 (9%) speed
  • 13 (8%) following too close
  • 16 (10%) not spotting cyclists, 9 as a result side impact

Drivers and their passengers are invited to come along and meet the firefighters between 11am and 1pm at the Interchange Retail Park, Kemspton and find out more about staying safe on the A421 this holiday season.