Figures reveal how many crashes there have been on Bexley’s roads since 2011
PUBLISHED: 15:34 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:34 23 November 2016
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The release coincides with Road Safety Week
London Fire Brigade is warning drivers to take extra care, after the number of crashes on the capital’s roads jumped 15 per cent in the last five years
New figures released on Road Safety Week, show crews attend more than 10 road traffic collisions on London’s roads every day.
Firefighters attended 3,505 in 2011, with the number rising to 4,057 in 2015.
Bexley was among the lower boroughs for the number of collisions, with 484 recorded between 2011 and 2015.
Dave Brown, director of operations, said: “Our crews are spending an increasing amount of time attending road traffic collisions and I want to urge people to take care on the road.
“Crews are regularly called to serious road traffic collisions and our firefighters are exceptionally well trained and have specialist equipment to free people who are trapped in vehicles.
“We are committed to reducing the number of road traffic collisions in London.
“We talk to young people across the capital at our Safe Drive Stay Alive seminars where emergency service staff and victims talk emotionally about the dangers associated with reckless driving.
“We are a partner in the Biker Down road safety training, designed to make bikers safer on London’s roads. There are also road traffic rescues simulated at our stations to illustrate the dangers of unsafe driving.”