The London Fire Brigade has asked motorists to be more thoughtful when parking in residential streets after one of their Sidcup crews was unable to get out of a road owing to how vehicles had been parked.
‘Please spare us a thought when parking. Crews from Sidcup were unable to get out of Leafield Lane today due to badly parked cars.
‘If you need us in an emergency, you won’t want us delayed especially if it’s avoidable’.
Twitter users were quick to show their support for the tweet with one user saying: ‘Inconsiderate drivers are not safe to be on the road.
‘Many years ago this was a unusual event, so why does it happen nowadays?
‘It’s not that there are more cars on the roads, I think it’s because of peoples attitudes, couldn’t care less, not thinking about other road users’.
Other tweets suggested that the fire service should have ‘push bars’ fitted to their vehicles so that cars can be pushed out of the way in the event of an emergency.
One person tweeted: ‘Need to start fitting US style push bars on Fire service vehicles and exempt them from insurance claims if roads are obstructed’.
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