WILMSLOW firefighters will be hosting a road safety event to help highlight driving dangers in an effort to prevent more traffic accidents in the area.

On Thursday, April 19, from 10am to 4pm, the crew will be at Stanley Green Retail Park in Cheadle Hulme along with partner agencies from across Cheshire and Manchester to promote and educate people around the dangers of speed, drink and drug driving.

Ryan Swindells, the Wilmslow watch manager who arranged the event, said: “We planned this day following a number of road traffic collisions on the A34, which have resulted in three people sadly losing their lives. There have also been a number of serious injuries following collisions.

“Crews have been working to promote safer road use along this road for the last few months and, because the A34 runs into other counties such as Greater Manchester, we have joined forces with partner agencies, including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Police, Savills, Institute of Advanced Motorists and Halfords, to help with the event.”

The day will involve a live road traffic collision demonstration by both fire and rescue services, driver simulators, and the Think car, a vehicle which has already been in an accident, will be on display.

The Advanced Institute of motoring will also be offering taster sessions and mature driver assessments.