19/12/11...Last December, 169 people were injured on Oxfordshire's roads -
AND THREE PEOPLE were killed! Cut casualties this Christmas - Oxfordshire County Councilís Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to drive carefully over the festive period after three people were killed on the roads across the county in December last year and 169 were injured.
The Fire and Rescue Serviceís Road Safety Team want to avoid a repeat of the high number of casualties, during one of the busiest times of the year for Oxfordshire roads.
The team is advising motorists to make sure they are prepared, plan their journey and ensure their car is ready to travel.
Mandy Rigault, Oxfordshire County Councilís Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team Leader, said: ďIf you are travelling to family or friends to celebrate Christmas or New Year please allow extra time for your journey, drive for the conditions and donít speed. Take regular breaks and if possible share the driving on long journeys.
ďIt is a very sociable time of year with parties and celebrations. If you are out partying donít drink and drive, book a taxi, catch a bus or train, walk home, stay overnight or, if youíre out in a group, have a designated driver.Ē