A small group of children from Ribby with Wrea Primary School were shown how to use speed checking equipment, often used by volunteers through the Community Road Watch scheme and demonstrated how to spot other issues such as lack of seat belts, mobile phone use, and gain evidence through video and photography.
During the time outside the school, on Station Road in Wrea Green, the pupils saw up to ten individuals with no seatbelts and several driving over the speed limit.
Speaking afterwards, Deputy Commissioner Andy Pratt MBE said:
“Engaging with young people around road safety, particularly in areas around schools where we know there is an increased risk of dangerous driving causing injuries or fatalities, is an important part of the engagement work being done to encourage drivers to follow the rules of the road.
“It brings with it community buy-in, and educates children, and in doing so often parents, around the dangers that reckless driving can pose. It also sends a message to drivers about the people they’re putting at risk if they don’t drive safely.
“As Deputy Commissioner and Chair of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, I will continue to work with partners and key stakeholders across the county to support the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and ensure all our roads are as safe as possible, which will ultimately save lives.”