Boy, 15, caught driv­ing sis­ter and dad in car

No seat­belts on and plates fake

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY JOHN KELLY john.kelly@trin­i­tymir­

PO­LICE who stopped a car on the school run found a boy of 15 driv­ing his four-year-old sis­ter – with their dad in the pas­sen­ger seat.

None of them had seat­belts on and the ve­hi­cle had false plates.

The boy, who can­not be named, was re­ported for driv­ing with­out a li­cence and in­sur­ance. The fa­ther was re­ported for al­low­ing it.

Their Ford Fo­cus was pulled over dur­ing a road safety op­er­a­tion near Mill Hill Academy pri­mary school in Stoke on Fri­day morn­ing.

A Stafford­shire Po­lice spokesman said: “It was part of a na­tional cam­paign tar­get­ing driv­ers not us­ing seat­belts. It par­tic­u­larly fo­cused on chil­dren in­cor­rectly re­strained as they were be­ing taken to this school. Dur­ing this op­er­a­tion a Fo­cus was stopped as of­fi­cers could see that no oc­cu­pant – the driver, a young girl and a man – had seat­belts on.

“It was es­tab­lished the driver was only 15 years old, the adult was his fa­ther and the young girl his sis­ter. The car also had false num­ber plates.”

Of­fi­cers reg­u­larly con­duct safety op­er­a­tions near the academy. Two ac­tions last year caught more than 40 peo­ple not strapped in.

School head Michaela Moore said: “We have a close work­ing re­la­tion­ship with the lo­cal PCSO team and they of­ten come in to present road safety work­shops to our key stage one and two pupils.

“We wel­come the ac­tion that the po­lice have taken in this case be­cause the safety of our pupils is of the ut­most im­por­tance.”

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