Parents Warned Over Darker School Runs
8:09am 5th November 2013
Parents in West Norfolk are being told to talk to their teenagers before they set off to school this morning.
"I've got teenage children and they might say 'Oh Dad that's not very trendy' but actually it's not very trendy if you end up in hospital because you've been run over."
Chief Inspector Chris Spinks is head of Roads Policing in Norfolk.
He's been talking to KLFM News as children walk to school for the first week since the clocks went back.
Yesterday morning a 14 year old girl was hit by a car over in Norwich - she's currently in a life threatening condition at Addenbrookes Hospital.
Chief Inspector Spinks is calling on Mums and Dads to talk to their own teenagers about things like using their phones while crossing the road.
“We’ve all seen them, they just step out in to the road without thinking. They’re on their phones and Facebook etc as soon as they come out of school. We need to be making sure they don’t end up as a tragic statistic by being on their phone or what ever device it is, and not paying attention.”