Kent Fire and Rescue Service are hitting the road this month visiting shopping centres to give road safety advice as part of a national initiative targeted towards young drivers and pedestrians.
They will be visiting Fremlin Walk on Saturday 11th May between 10am and 4pm.
In the UK, it is a stark reality that one in five new drivers crash within six months of passing their test and one in three drivers who die on the roads is under 18 years old.
KFRS Youth and Education Manager Dean Firmin said: "With more than 400km of motorway and major trunk roads in Kent and Medway and a vast network of rural roads, our fire crews are frequently called to rescue casualties trapped in vehicles after serious crashes.
"All too often, the casualties involved are young people, either drivers or passengers, who suffer life-changing injuries or loss of life as a result of these incidents."
He added: "The CFOA road safety week provides an opportunity for fire and rescues services across the UK to make a coordinated effort to educate people about keeping themselves and others safe on the road, with the aim of helping to reduce the number of young people killed and seriously injured."
For further information please visit www.kent.fire-uk.org/news