Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Road Safety

Helping Make Our Roads Safer
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Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) cause immense human suffering. Each year, too many people are needlessly killed or seriously injured on Northern Ireland’s roads. But these collisions are avoidable. Did you know that 98% of all RTCs are attributed to human error?

When we arrive at the scene of a collision, our role is to help stabilise, rescue and remove people trapped in vehicles, so that they can receive the required medical attention as quickly as possible. We work very closely with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Police Service of Northern Ireland at the scene of RTCs.
Firefighters witness first-hand the carnage on our roads and the lives that are destroyed as a result of collisions, caused by irresponsible road-user behaviour. As road-users, we all have a responsibility to make our roads safer.
Our road safety advice to drivers is:
  • Slow down – obey the speed limit
  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • Pay attention
  • Never use a mobile phone while driving
  • Never drink/take drugs and drive
We remain steadfast in our commitment to road safety and protecting our community. We will continue to work with our partner agencies and the public to make roads safer. By working together we can all help reduce the number of RTCs on our roads and reduce the number of people being killed or seriously injured as a result.
Together we can make our roads a safer place.

 

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