Road Safety News

Caerphilly kids say 'slow down'

Tuesday 14th December 2010

Youngsters from Caerphilly asked motorists to slow down as part of Road Safety Week.

The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Kids say Slow Down’. Officers from Caerphilly’s road safety team visited schools across the borough to help pupils measure the speed of traffic outside their schools.

Year six pupils measured traffic speeds using a speed gun, before discussing the impact of speeding traffic and resulting stopping distances with their classmates.

Cllr Rob Gough, cabinet member for public protection, engineering and transport, said: “Statistics show that someone is killed by a speeding driver every 15 hours in the UK, so raising awareness of traffic speed is vital in our quest for even safer roads.

“Through this initiative our youngsters were able to make their voices heard on how speed affects their lives.”

One pupil who took part, said: “Our message to speeding drivers is to please slow down. It is really important if we want to make sure it’s safe for children using the roads in our area.”

For more information contact Susan Davies, school travel plans co-ordinator, on 01495 235 402.


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