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Don’t Take the Risk this Christmas

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is supporting a road safety campaign – to raise awareness about the risks of driving while under the influence of drink and drugs over the festive season.

Each year, firefighters throughout Berkshire construct a simulated road traffic collision outside Wokingham Road and Newbury fire stations to draw the attention of the public and remind communities about the risks of drink and drug driving.

The theme of the displays is “it’s not worth the risk”, reminding people that if they are out drinking over the festive period, it is not worth the risk to get behind the wheel and put themselves and the lives of others in danger.

Commenting on this year’s display, Paul Clements, Watch Manager, said: “The aim of the campaign is to remind drivers of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Road traffic collisions can be life-threatening, so we need to take every step we can to stop them from happening.

“The message is simple. Do not drink or take drugs and drive. It’s not worth the risk to yourself and others. If you are out drinking, particularly over the festive period, book a taxi, catch the bus or arrange a lift from a designated driver.”

For further road safety advice from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, visit our website pages.