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Road Safety Warning for Students in Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:57pm 20th January 2012. (Updated at 3:04pm 20th January 2012)

Students in Cornwall get a safety warning over walking home after a night out.

Emergency crews say it is a big risk, especially if they have been drinking.

Four pedestrians died after being hit by vehicles in separate incidents while walking in 2010.

Now teams have staged a shocking reconstruction at Falmouth University's Tremough Campus.

Firefighters, police and ambulance staff recreated a collision involving a pedestrian.

Rich Pearson is Welfare President at Falmouth and says students should think about it before they go out: "Planning a safe and sensible route home, that is one which doesn't involve walking along main roads which don't have designated lighting or pavements and things like that. It's also a good idea to plan, obviously, exactly how they're going to get home.

"Moderation in the amount that you go out and enjoy yourself is key. Alot of people do like to overindulge a bit a little when you're at university, really making sure that when you go out and you do have fun, you realise the point where you may not be entirely in control anymore."

Watch Manager Martyn Addinall from White Watch Falmouth, said: "we want to encourage students to think about how they are going to get home after a night out. They are very vulnerable if they are walking on the road at night, particularly if they have consumed alcohol. We'd like students to arrange appropriate transport home before starting a night out, and, for designated drivers to take responsibility for ensuring their friends get to their door safely."

Four ways you can stay safe getting home from a night out:

1) Avoid walking along main roads which may be poorly lit, and vehicles may be travelling at high speeds.

2) Look at local public transport: can you catch a bus or train home instead of walking?

3) Book a taxi or arrange to have a lift with a designated driver.

4) Think about how much you are drinking when you are out. Pace yourself and have a soft drink between each alcoholic drink.

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