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Children help catch speeding motorists

Posted on 16th June 2011

Children at Ashbrook Junior School have been carrying out speed checks and speaking to motorists about safe driving.

They joined PCSO Matt Boyer and PC Martin Walker to use the mobile speed detection device to catch drivers breaking the 30mph speed limit.

The drivers were given the option of taking questions from the youngsters, which were pre-prepared and designed to encourage them to think about the risks of speeding.

PCSO Matt Boyer from Borrowash Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The youngsters enjoyed helping us with the checks and were very well behaved. We hope the initiative will show motorists, who often don’t realise how fast they were travelling, how speeding could affect other members of the community.

“One driver was stopped for doing 37mph, he was asked a number of questions by the children including ‘how would you feel if you had knocked me or one of friends down?’, he was then given a leaflet explaining the speedwatch initiative.”

The youngsters also carried out a traffic survey, counting the numbers and different types of vehicles which were using the road. This will be used as part of their maths lesson.

For more information on the Borrowash Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team visit www.derbyshire.police.uk or call 0345 123 33.

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