We are committed to helping Buckinghamshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council in their efforts to keep our residents safe on the roads. We are able to provide people and resources to support their work, particularly with children and young adults.
We deliver road safety sessions in schools and colleges, to pupils ranging from Year 5 to older teenagers who have just started to drive. Our Road Safety Officer has delivered road safety sessions to more than 15,000 young drivers and passengers in recent years and we are co-organisers of the highly successful ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ presentations that are seen by thousands of sixth form pupils every year. Our fire stations work with their local schools and take every opportunity to engage with pupils and their parents about road safety, be it as cyclists, pedestrians or passengers in cars.
We support the local authorities' work with older drivers, who will make up an increasing percentage of our residents in the coming years.
Motorcyclists remain a highly vulnerable group of road users, so we deliver safety sessions to young moped and scooter riders in schools, as well as providing venues for the local authority ‘Be A Better Biker’ rider assessment sessions.
Our fire stations work to address local road safety issues, including inconsiderate parking that not only stops us getting to incidents but can also put pedestrians at risk.