Posted on 8th July 2014
Police and Chinley pupils team up to tackle speeding
Safer Neighbourhood officers have teamed up with Chinley Primary School to put the brakes on speeding vehicles.
The children joined PC Andy Crosthwaite, PCSO Karen Green and PCSO Pat Findlay-Wilson to carry out the speed checks following reports from local residents.
A mobile speed detection device was used to catch drivers breaking the 30mph speed limit and to highlight the importance of safe and considerate driving on the roads.
Officers from the Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the Chinley Primary School on Wednesday, July 2 to work alongside the pupils as part of the SpeedWatch initiative.
PC Andy Crosthwaite from the Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Visits like this are a fantastic opportunity for us to educate both the school children and the drivers about the importance of keeping safe and abiding by the speed limits on the roads, especially those outside schools.
“The children seemed to really enjoy taking part in the speed checks and being out with the police, but underlying this is a serious message to all drivers that the speed limits are there for a reason.”
Head Teacher Peter Lambert said: “We enjoy a great partnership with our local police officers and this allows us to enrich our curriculum with activities like SpeedWatch.
“The children really enjoy working with the Safer Neighbourhood team and learning about how to keep themselves and others safe.”
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.