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Pupils target speeding drivers

PUBLISHED: 10:54 20 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:47 30 June 2010

Moorlands pupils with PC McKechnie, PCSO Dave Nickerson and PC Natalie Harding

Moorlands pupils with PC McKechnie, PCSO Dave Nickerson and PC Natalie Harding

ROAD safety lesson were taken out of the classroom for a group of children who took part in a police speed check.

A group of pupils from Moorlands Primary School joined members of the Southern Villages SNT to target speeding drivers on Friday.

ROAD safety lesson were taken out of the classroom for a group of children who took part in a police speed check.

A group of pupils from Moorlands Primary School joined members of the Southern Villages SNT to target speeding drivers on Friday. After a briefing from officers, the school council members took turns using a speed enforcement device to record drivers' speeds along Bracon Road.

One motorist was given words of advice by ten year old Ellie McKay after being stopped for speeding.

Ellie said: “I just asked the driver how she would have felt if she was driving too fast and killed or injured somebody.”

The team carried out the check to target speeding and parking offences after the issue was raised in policing priority and parish council meetings. Checks were also carried out at Hopton Primary School, St Olaves and elsewhere in Belton with a number of fixed penalty notices handed out by officers.

PC Stuart McKechnie said: “Getting the children involved is a good way of shaming speeding motorists and important way of increasing their road safety awareness.”

School crossing patrol warden Dennis Berrisford said: “There have been one or two near misses along here, during the school run - it is a busy road and a bus route. Drivers do sometimes come down here too fast which is particularly dangerous with all the children about.”

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