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The death of young motorist will drive home a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign event on road safety in Lichfield.

Crews from the city’s fire station, will be at Three Spires Shopping centre on November 23, to speak to people about the dangers of drink driving, speeding and using mobile phones at the wheel.

Held to mark the launch of International Road Safety Week (November 23-27) the event, from 9.30am to 12.30pm,  will mainly target young motorists.

Firefighters will also be handing out fluorescent armbands to shoppers and children for them to wear at night, to be seen better in the dark.

Leaflets will also be issued on ‘Robert’s Story’ which tells the real life tragedy of a 20-year-old man who died in a car accident, 86 days after passing his driving test.

Risk Reduction Manager at Lichfield Fire Station, Carmel Warren, said:

“Robert had everything to live for, he was educated and trained as an electrician, he had a loving family and a girlfriend. But in just one moment he lost his life, leaving his loved ones devastated.”

Visitors to Three Spires’ on Monday can also speak to firefighters about fire safety in homes and how they can receive a free Home Fire Risk Check.

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