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Drive safer this winter

27th September 2015 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire East firefighters
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Firefighters will be rolling into Cheshire East offering drivers the chance to have their cars checked before the colder weather sets in.

Along with partner agencies, firefighters will be carrying out free safety checks on cars as part of their continuing campaign for safer roads in Cheshire. Tyres will be checked for bulges, tyre depth and pressure, and the firefighters will show drivers how to check oil and water levels, and explain the importance of maintaining them.

Every driver who has a vehicle check will take away safety leaflets and winter driving items such as tyre pressure and depth gauges and de-
Frances Egerton, one of the Service's Road Safety Officers, said:

"It's important to be prepared in case bad weather strikes. Engaging with drivers across Cheshire to advise them on safer driving in wintery conditions is an important part of our road safety campaigning and our drive to cut road traffic collisions and incidents.

"I'm hoping that people will take the time to have their cars checked by our crews and take away some helpful information."

The Cheshire East winter road safety events include :

  • Wednesday 14th October, 12-4pm, Booths Knutsford with Tyres on the Drive
  • Wednesday 14th October, 12-4pm, Congleton West Heath Shopping Centre with ATS
  • Tuesday 20th October, 12-4pm, Malpas Fire Station with Protyre- this event also features a charity car wash
  • Thursday 22nd October, 12-4pm, Sandbach Fire Station with ATS- this event also features a charity car wash
  • Saturday 24th October, 10am-1pm, Asda Alsager with ATS
  • Saturday 24th October, 12-4pm, Middlewich Fire Station with ATS- this event also features a charity car wash
  • Monday 26th October, 10am-3pm, B&Q Crewe with ATS
  • Friday 30th October, 1pm-4pm, Sainsbury's Nantwich with Tyres on the Drive
  • For more information about the work the Service carries out for keeping our roads safer please visit:

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