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SLOW DOWN! Speeding drivers get the message from schoolchildren

Wigley Primary School Speed Awareness Campaign

Pupils from a Chesterfield primary school, supported by Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles, four police officers and head teacher Rachel Risorto, have today (Friday 11 April) been explaining the consequences of speeding to drivers caught going too fast.

Speeding drivers came face to face with the children from Wigley Primary School after being caught by a speed gun. The children talked to them about the risks to other road users as part of a speed awareness campaign.

The Commissioner visited the school to take part in the campaign together with Pc Emily Sunderland and three Police Community Support Officers.

“Hearing from the mouths of children about the dangers of speeding is such a powerful wake-up call to drivers who go too fast.” Mr Charles said. “The children did a great job, getting their message across in a way that, because of their vulnerability, speaks loud and clear of the destruction that even a moment’s inattention can cause.”

“I was most impressed by the impact the children had on the drivers they spoke to. At the same time, I could see that the children understood very clearly the hazards of excessive speed – hazards that every driver needs to remember every time they take to our roads.”

The pupils talked to the drivers about speed and road safety after they were pulled over and spoken to by the police.


Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401


Posted on Friday 11th April 2014
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