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Poster road safety drive

PARENTS putting pupils at risk are receiving a lesson in road safety from their own children.

PARENTS putting pupils at risk are receiving a lesson in road safety from their own children.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), in Smith’s Wood, have joined forces with local youngsters to clamp down on problem parking.

The team had received several complaints from Smith’s

Wood Community Primary School (formerly Kingfisher School).

It had become apparent that some inconsiderate parents were parking on the zig zag lines outside the school.

To help curb the problem, PCSOs Allan Cameron and Michelle Collins asked for the school children to design their own posters – highlighting road safety.

The best three designs have been fixed to the school gates, and will hopefully send a clear message to motorists.

PCSO Cameron said: “We hope it will educate drivers

to consider their parking, as their own children are sending the message across to them and saying ‘don’t park here.’”

But if drivers do continue to park awkwardly while doing the school run, then they could be slapped with a ticket.

 

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