Pupils teach drivers about speed dangers

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PUPILS from South Yorkshire have taken time out of lessons to educate motorists on road safety.

Youngsters from Greasbrough Primary and Rockingham Junior and Infant Schools teamed up with Police Community Support Officers and the Safety Camera Partnership to check speed of traffic on Town Lane and Fenton Road.

Those caught driving too fast were warned about their speed by the children and the dangers of breaking the limit.

PCSO John Bellamy said: “Our aim was to encourage the schoolchildren to think about the dangers they might face when crossing roads, or riding bikes and to highlight to drivers their responsibility to maintain speed limits and drive carefully, especially around schools and in residential areas.

“Overall, the campaign has proved to be very successful and popular, not just among the students, parents and teachers. Even the drivers caught and stopped by the schoolchildren accepted that this was a positive and thought-provoking project.”

As part of the road safety project children designed posters highlighting the 30mph speed limit around their schools.

Tia Brunt, from Greasbrough Primary School, and Dannika Grayson, from Rockingham School, will have their winning designs displayed in shops, businesses and community centres.