Come Home Safe this World Cup

“Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have launched a powerful, football-based road safety campaign in partnership with Surrey Police, Surrey Football Association and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey.

The campaign #ComeHomeSafe will run throughout the World Cup and across the winter to encourage drivers to think carefully about the consequences of the decisions they make behind the wheel, and before entering a vehicle.

115 drink or drug impaired drivers were arrested during the previous three international tournaments in which England’s Senior Men’s Team have featured (Euro 2016, 2018 World Cup, Euro 2020), and 78 per cent of those arrested were male.

Do not drive under the influence

Between November 2021 and February 2022, SFRS attended 330 road traffic collisions. In 2021 there were 24 fatalities, 647 serious casualties and 2,490 slight casualties on the county’s roads. 15 per cent of these involved young drivers between the ages of 17 to 24.

SFRS is encouraging drivers not to drive under the influence, as well as warning against the dangers of distractions while behind the wheel. They are also calling on motorists not to speed and to take caution with risks such as adverse weather conditions and country roads.

Fire and Police went head-to-head this month in a football match to raise awareness of road safety, blowing the whistle on drink driving. They are calling on you to nominate your twelfth man to bring you home and making it clear that speeding is three points you could really do without.

Watch their football match video below for some top tips on how to stay safe on Surrey’s roads this winter.”

Find more from Surrey County Council (UK, November 2022)

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