Drivers urged to take extra care during Fire fighters strike

Fire-fighters are paid to keep us safe. But tomorrow thousands of firefighters are to walk out on strike for four hours in a row over reforms to their pension.

Pictured are Southport fire-fighters on strike back in 2002

Drivers are being urged to take extra care during the planned industrial action by firefighters on Wednesday 25th September 2013   Between 12noon and 4pm, firefighters will be taking industrial action, which means there will be greatly reduced emergency cover across the country.

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By staying vigilant and following these simple tips you can avoid being involved in a crash on the roads.

•Reduce your speed and give yourself time to react – you never know what’s around the corner.

•Never use your mobile phone when driving, pull over somewhere safe before making or taking a call.

•Always wear your seatbelt and make sure your passengers are wearing theirs.

•Keep your distance – remember the two second rule. Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front.

•If you are feel tired take a break – driving while tired can be lethal.

•Drive for the conditions – in wet weather stopping distances are at least double those for stopping on dry roads.

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