Rugby World Cup: Take care on the roads - and in the kitchen!

Fri 18 Sep, 2015

Enjoy the Rugby World Cup, but stay safe on the roads and in your kitchens! That’s the message from firefighters and community safety staff at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service ahead of tonight’s opening ceremony and England match.

Group Commander Richard Priest said: “If you are travelling to watch a match at a pub or club, remember to work out how you are going to get home. 

“If you are going by car, someone has to be the designated driver, which means sticking to soft drinks. If you all want to drink, you need to check the availability of taxis and public transport in advance.

“Please also remember that you can still be over the alcohol limit for driving the morning after you have been drinking.”

Richard is also asking fans to be particularly careful about cooking if they have been drinking alcohol while watching a match. 

He said: “Even when you are only slightly drunk, an impromptu fry-up can go horribly wrong. 

“We frequently attend fires which have resulted from people falling asleep after starting to cook.

“Your best bet under these circumstances is a takeaway, a sandwich or some cereal.”

The tournament runs until 31 October, and includes fixtures at Stadium MK on 1, 3 and 6 October.