Ambulance service attends nearly 1,000 road accidents in four months in Hertfordshire
PUBLISHED: 13:45 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:45 21 November 2016
The ambulance service is urging road users to take extra care to avoid winter collisions after revealing how many road accidents they attended in Hertfordshire last winter.
Last winter, between November 2015 and February 2016 the ambulance service attended 996 road traffic collisions in Hertfordshire.
To support the push to reduce the number this year, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is promoting Brake’s Road Safety Week, which runs until Sunday, November 27, with advice coming from its Driver Training Unit:
Wear hi-visibility clothing and use lights if you are walking or cycling in the dark
Stick to the speed limits and drive to the road conditions
Leave an appropriate distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead
Give yourself extra time to get to your destination, particularly in icy conditions
Avoid distractions to maintain your full concentration whilst driving in winter conditions
Never drink and drive and make plans in advance to get home if you are out partying this winter
For more information about Road Safety Week, visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.
The trust’s Wise Up For Winter campaign can be found at www.eastamb.nhs.uk, and follow #winterwise on social media.