Safety drive success saluted

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Firefighters have been given a pat on the back by former blaze battler and now Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning.

He congratulated those behind the Drive Safe Dacorum scheme, after a drop in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents.

New figures show a 49 per cent reduction in the number of these types of accidents, where fire crews attended, in Dacorum during 2011/12.

Drive Safe, run by fire, police, trainee paramedics, trading standards and Druglink, sees firefighters go into school to talk about road safety.