Posted: 21.11.20 at 15:00 by The Editor
Rhyl Nub News has joined together with Rhyl Paramedic and North Wales road safety champion Dermot O’Leary to support Road Safety Week.
We have linked in with the paramedic who has worked out of Rhyl Ambulance Station for almost two decades, to share his experience of teaching and promoting road safety through his role to all community ages.
Road Safety Week was founded in 1997 by Brake, the road safety charity to promote steps everybody can take to stop needless accidents and injuries on the UK’s roads. This year’s theme is ‘No Need To Speed’.
Through the week we will cover points from the ‘Fatal Five’, a term Dermot and emergency services colleagues in North Wales use to teach teenagers and adults road safety values.
The Fatal Five includes excessive speed, anti-social driving, no seatbelts, drink or drug driving and using a mobile phone while driving.
In the last of the series we talked to Dermot about the dangers of driver distraction.
The Rhyl paramedic urged passengers to respect the role of the driver while on the road.
He said: If you are in the back and the drivers trying to concentrate stop sticking your head through saying do this do that. Stop squabbling, keep it down. A lot of people don’t think in terms like that.
“They might quite happily interfere or interact in some way when you are driving and trying to concentrate.”
Dermot added: It’s hard to do two things at once. In a car people talk about multi-tasking but on the road, they shouldn’t be multi-tasking it should be just driving safely and appropriately…that’s the task you have to focus on.”
Thank you to Dermot for his support this week.
For more information on Road Safety Week visit their website