FIREFIGHTERS in West Yorkshire have been educating teenagers as part of Road Safety Week. 

On Tuesday, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hosted its Calderdale Road Safety Roadshow at Halifax's Victoria Theatre, where hundreds of teenagers from schools across the area were educated around the consequences of driving without care and attention.

The event featured talks from a range of emergency service workers and people whose lives have been blighted by dangerous driving.

It came as new figures showed firefighters attended 18 fatal crashes on West Yorkshire's roads last year.

Dan Butterfield, of WYFRS, said: "Young people can be some of our most vulnerable road users.

"It is important we share information and educate young people about the risk on our roads. 

"There's some simple advice all road users can follow that cut the risk to themselves and others: don't speed, use caution, don't be careless, never drink or take drugs and drive, don't use your phone, or other distractions while driving, always wear a seatbelt, and in winter always be aware of weather conditions that could affect your stopping distance."

In total, 66 people died and more than 5,000 were injured on West Yorkshire's roads last year.