Post-collision response demonstration held in Williamson Square

The public demonstration on how partners manage serious Road Traffic Collisions highlighted the importance for road safety with partners expanding on the impact of drink and drug driving.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said, “Sadly, we continue to see far too many times a year the devastation caused by poor driving, particularly when selfish individuals take drink or drugs and get behind the wheel.

“I’m committed to working with partners to take action to improve road safety and reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.  

“Today’s event was an excellent opportunity to highlight the potentially catastrophic consequences of poor driving and the reality of being involved in a traffic collision, with the aim of encouraging more people to drive in a considered and safe way.”

The event saw engagements from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Merseyside Police, and Liverpool City Council around road safety and its importance in our area.

Andy Blythe from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said, “It was great to see so many people engaging with us and asking questions about road safety.

“While I am immensely proud of our operational staff and the lifesaving skills they use to great effect at the scene of road traffic collisions, we would much prefer that these incidents never happen in the first place.

“We want to prevent serious injuries and deaths on our roads and we would urge all road users to work together with us and think carefully about their own and others’ safety.”

The demonstration ran for an hour with engagements following afterwards. People had the opportunity to speak with partners about road safety, raising local concerns and getting the best advice to be road safe.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Connectivity, Councillor Dan Barrington, said, “We’re delighted with the event’s success – with many shoppers showing a real interest in the demonstrations taking place, taking onboard the real-life repercussions a road traffic collision can have.

“We hope there will be a positive impact, encourage people to think carefully before taking unnecessary risks when using the road.”

Merseyside Police continue Operation Limit, their summer campaign to tackle drink and drug driving and aim to prevent car cut outs from ever being needed.

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