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TODAY, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been promoting National Road Safety Day in Newport and Ryde, spreading the message ‘only a fool breaks the two second rule’.

The community and road safety team have been exhibiting at Morrisons in Newport and at Tesco in Ryde.

Officers have been giving advice and guidance on road safety to visitors and also promote the national ‘only a fool breaks the two second rule’ message which relates to the recommended distance drivers should keep between cars on the roads.

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The Isle of Wight Council’s road safety trailer was present with graphic photographs showing the aftermath of a road traffic collision. A pumping appliance from Ryde Fire Station and the BMW X5 police car from the Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit were also at the exhibit for youngsters to explore the emergency service vehicles.

Although figures are reducing, there are still an average of five deaths and 65 serious injuries on UK roads every day.

National Road Safety Day is organised by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association.

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