Thrybergh schoolchildren to tackle speeding drivers

By Dave Doyle | 02/05/2017 0 comments

Thrybergh schoolchildren to tackle speeding drivers

CHILDREN will issue tickets to motorists spotted speeding outside primary schools, as part of UN Global Road Safety Week.

The students will work with South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership from May 8 to May 14, encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives.

The scheme will take place at schools across the county, including Thrybergh Primary School.

Drivers stopped will be handed a speeding or parking ticket designed by the children themselves.

The junior traffic cops will speak to the deviant drivers about the dangers of their actions.

Research shows that a five per cent cut in average speed can reduce road deaths by up to 30 per cent.

Safer roads education manager Joanne Wehrle said: “By travelling at slower speeds, drivers give themselves a better chance of avoiding a collision should something unexpected happen.

“If a collision does occur the slower vehicles are travelling, the less damage will be caused.

“When drivers travel at slower speeds, other road users are also better able to judge the speed of the vehicle, making it easier for pedestrians attempting to cross the road.”

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