Corby firefighter speaks out over ‘school run’ parents who don’t strap their kids into car seats

The fire engine has been out and about in Corby today

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:15 pm
The crew from Corby were out and about during school run tonight

A senior firefighter in Corby has spoken out after his crew saw some shocking incidents from parents on the school run this afternoon (Thursday, February 6).

Firefighters from the Phoenix Parkway fire Station had to speak to ‘a number of’ drivers who were parked inconsiderately, meaning they were unable to squeeze the fire engine through. They also spotted people talking or using their mobile phones.

Crew Commander Ben Ireland said: “What’s even more shocking is that some of these motorists had small children in their cars, some of whom weren’t wearing a seat belt or in a car seat.

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”Only travelling a short distance or wanting to update your Facebook is no excuse, especially when there are kids in the car.

“I’ve seen first hand some horrible collisions, some of them could of been prevented or were caused by the fatal four.

”We want people to stop and think about their actions and make sure that you and your children don’t need our help.”

The fatal four are

Motorists travelling at excessive speed.

Motorists who fail to wear a seatbelt.

Motorists who drink and drive.

Motorists who drive whilst using their mobile phone