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YOUNGSTERS LEARN ABOUT ROAD SAFETY


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chool children from Abbots Langley have taken to the streets with the help of the local


PCSOs to encourage drivers to slow down. The year five pupils from Tanners Wood


School, in Hazelwood Lane, were the first primary school students to be involved in a scheme to make Abbots‘ roads safer which was organised by PCSO John Diaz and his colleagues. The road safety project features a portable


electronic speed board which registers how fast drivers are going as they approach it. Earlier this month the speed board was set up outside the school by the village‘s PCSO team. The children were on hand with signs saying


‗slow down‘ for those going too fast or ‗thank you‘ for drivers observing the speed limit. Nine-year-old Conor Kimber said: ―I think it‘s


great that the Police help us to learn about road safety. So far the cars that have gone past us have been driven well.‖ Kai Sanders said: ―The sign makes people


think about how fast they are going. It‘s a good thing as the drivers might not even realise they


The children encouraged drivers to watch their speed.


are going so fast.‖ PCSO Diaz said: ―This speed board project has


two goals. Firstly we want to help children become aware of the speeds cars travel at so they think more safely when crossing the road. Secondly by being such a visible presence drivers will start thinking about the speeds they are going and slow down.‖ Although the speed board did capture some


cars exceeding the limit no fines were issued. PCSO Diaz explained: ―We take the registration numbers down and the owners get a written warning telling them to be aware of their speed. We have used the speed board with the help of students from Parmiter‘s and St Michael‘s schools and the feedback has been really good so far.‖


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