NOTTINGHAM, England (Jan. 25, 2008) — Young drivers and students in the East Midlands recently received firsthand advice about using the roads safely in a series of Road Safety Days organised and hosted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Events sponsored by Luxfer Gas Cylinders were aimed at young drivers aged between 17 and 24 and featured safety-related workshops, including ‘Buying Your First Car,’ presented by Trading Standards, together with advice on road safety and accident prevention from the County Road Safety Team, St John Ambulance and other regional organisations.

Statistics show that drivers aged between 17 and 24 are much more likely to be involved in a road traffic collision than any other age group, and in Nottinghamshire 18-year-old drivers are particularly at risk.

Each event was brought to a dramatic close with an extrication demonstration by firefighters and rescue experts, who showed how they use medical skills and special equipment to cut casualties free from wrecked cars.

Vicky Butler, Luxfer’s European marketing manager, commented: “As a local manufacturer, we at Luxfer have developed a much-valued relationship with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and we welcome the opportunity to become more closely involved with their valuable work within the community.