Stay safe and switch off your mobiles while driving say Spalding firefighters

Fire and rescue news.
Fire and rescue news.

Shoppers in Spalding town centre will be able to pick up more than they bargained for this Saturday when they are joined by Spalding Blue Watch firefighters and Lincolnshire Police.

The crew will be hosting a stall between 9am and 2pm to raise awareness of the Lincolnshire’s Road Safety Partnership’s current campaign, which highlights the dangers of using a mobile phone whilst driving and urges motorists to turn them off.

Paul Barkway, watch commander support, says: “Local residents depend on us to provide a life-saving service, but they also turn to us for help and advice about staying safe and that’s why we wanted to get involved in this campaign.

“All too often we see the devastating effects of people using their mobile phones whilst behind the wheel. It only takes a fraction of second – a quick glance away from the road and everything can go wrong.

“Our advice would always be to turn off your mobile phone when you get into your car. If you really need to have it switched on then make sure you are using a hands-free Bluetooth set so you can keep your eyes on the road. We’ve arranged a special discount on them at the town’s Carphone Warehouse so there’s no excuse.”