RAF road safety event

l Defence Fire Service and station medical staff carry out a road traffic accident presentation. (S)

l Defence Fire Service and station medical staff carry out a road traffic accident presentation. (S)

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Personnel at RAF Leeming have been involved in a week-long, station-wide road safety event

All service staff and civilian employees at the airbase were given the opportunity to attend a number of theory and practical presentations during the station’s safety drive.

Close scrutiny during the driving competition. (S)

Close scrutiny during the driving competition. (S)

They were offered the chance to have their vehicles checked and carry out skid awareness training to raise awareness and prepare drivers for the onset of winter conditions.

This was followed by an inter-station driving competition which tested individual theory and practical driving knowledge.

Station Commander Grp Capt Tony Innes said: “The aim of Road Safety Week at Leeming is to promote road safety in a fun and enjoyable way as we approach the winter period. 

“The week-long programme provides all station personnel with an opportunity to learn more about road safety, which will hopefully then be discussed in the many crew rooms and tea bars across the station”. 

Also attending the event were instructors and guest speakers from 95 Alive, a partnership of organisations working together to reduce road casualties across North Yorkshire, and Driving Dynamics and Steer Clear, a road safety company which regularly visits schools and colleges and which is able to pass on individual experiences on how driving incidents involving drink-driving, injury and bereavement had quite literally destroyed lives.