This year’s Merseyside Road Safety event at the Southport Flower Show was a great success. With a packed marquee and so many visitors with great questions, even the rain failed to dampen everyone’s spirits!!
The Southport Flower Show is a great opportunity to engage with road users from different age groups. People have time to browse resources and chat. All our Merseyside local councils, fire service and police came together to encourage people to be safer on the roads.
Our partners at St. Helens Council set up their incredibly popular reflex tester (BATAK). Visitors were invited to test their reflexes by hitting a series of buttons that light up in random sequences in 60 seconds. The test is then performed a second time while being talked to by a member of the road safety team. It’s a fantastic demonstration that shows what a bit of chit-chat does to slow down our reflexes and highlights the risks of being distracted whilst driving.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue and Merseyside Police Specials teamed up to be on hand for all four days. They gave out resources and delivered our important road safety message. We share the roads, we share the responsibility.
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