An education for anti-social drivers

Firefighters in Honiton change drill night to jointly host event with police.

SELECTED drivers, including two who would have received fixed penalty notices for speeding offences, attended an education event in Honiton, which aimed to reduce anti-social driving in the town.

Retained firefighters changed their drill night to jointly host the event with police.

“These drivers were chosen because their registration number had been passed to the police on one or more occasions in the last six months, with regards to their driving. Two of attendees had been invited in place of receiving fixed penalty notices for speeding,” said Pc Emma Siszcuk, one of Honiton’s two neighbourhood beat managers.

She added: “The response we got from the drivers was fantastic.

“They all enjoyed the evening and said that we had included the right amount of classroom and practical input.

“They all asked questions and said that they thought this was a good idea.”

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Drivers attending the event were treated to a power point presentation followed by fire officers completing a road traffic collision drill.

The group was then split in to two for question and answer sessions with a road traffic officer and a firefighter.

Station Officer Graham Stanbury and his crew have been thanked by police for hosting the event, along with Warren Broom for bringing along a modified car simulator, Dave Facey for putting the educational package together and Tesco for providing refreshments.