24 Mar Junior Road Watch
Children from Year 5 and Year 6 went to Station Road to conduct a new road danger reduction scheme which aims to reduce speeding near schools with the Metropolitan Police. Station Road is currently 20mph, we used a speeding gun to monitor the speed of cars driving on this road, anyone driving over the 20mph we pulled over and they had two options: to take the penalty 6 points and a £100 fine or to have an educational talk with our children about the implications of speeding and reason behind Station Road being 20mph.
In total, we pulled over 7 drivers driving above the speed limit. Once the Police completed the required checks, the children had the opportunity to talk to the drivers and educate them on this important matter.
Cleo: “I really enjoyed using the speeding gun and stopping drivers who were driving too fast. I handed them a leaflet about speed awareness.”
Hayden: “I learned that people break the speed limit daily and it is important as a pedestrian to be aware of cars around you and make sure you look and listen constantly when by a road.”
Oskar: “I enjoyed working with the police officers and discussing the importance of sticking to the speed limit with the general public.”
Ruweyda: “I really enjoyed using the speed gun and measuring how fast people where travelling. I learned the consequences of driving over the speed limit.”