Slideshow: Disappointment after low turnout at RTC reduction day

PUBLISHED: 12:13 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:33 02 June 2010

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ORGANISERS of a road traffic collision reduction day in Parson Drove - held following complaints from residents about speeding - expressed disappointment after a low turnout. Only 30 or so people turned up for the event, organised by Cambridgeshire Fire

ORGANISERS of a road traffic collision reduction day in Parson Drove - held following complaints from residents about speeding - expressed disappointment after a low turnout.

Only 30 or so people turned up for the event, organised by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and local police.

The event was designed to get visitors thinking about the consequences of their driving, and featured several safety displays by the police, and also various car manufacturers in the area.

It also featured two re-enactments of a road traffic collision, in which firefighters rescued casualties from a vehicle, using specialist cutting equipment.

Howard Newton, community safety officer for Fenland, said: "We were slightly disappointed with the number of people who turned out to this event, but those who did attend seemed to really get something from what they saw.

"A number of these were young people. It is hoped that the scenes they saw today will leave an imprint in their memories which will remain when they learn how to drive."

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said that discussions would be held with Parson Drove Parish Council with a view to increasing numbers for future events.

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