Road safety a hot issue for Ottery fire-fighters

OTTERY St Mary s fire-fighters hosted a road-safety themed open day at their Canaan Way base on Saturday.

OTTERY St Mary's fire-fighters hosted a road-safety themed open day at their Canaan Way base on Saturday.

The event was arranged with the town's neighbourhood policing team and the Devon Road Safety Partnership.

Highlights of the day included a static car-crash display and rescue demonstration and a hazard perception-test competition which saw winners awarded a free session on the Devon Drivers' Centre skidpan.

Visitors were also able to take advantage of free child car-seat fitting checks.

Escot donated four family tickets which will b handed out to the inners of a fire-engine drawing competition on Monday.

Ottery station commander Gary Shaw praised the turnout.

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