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A lesson in speeding!

Alfie Greenwood and PCSO Trevor Sterling man the camera in Wesham with help from Year Five and Six St Josephs pupils and PC Gary Cross (Wesham Community Beat Manager).

Alfie Greenwood and PCSO Trevor Sterling man the camera in Wesham with help from Year Five and Six St Josephs pupils and PC Gary Cross (Wesham Community Beat Manager).

DRIVERS were pulled up by pint-sized ‘policemen’ ahead of new speed restrictions being introduced through a Fylde village.

Wesham pupils took to the streets with a speed gun to warn drivers of the new 20mph zones.

The youngsters from St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School were joined by PC Gary Cross, community beat manager for Wesham, and PCSO Trevor Sterling, who taught the children about how they can stay safe on the roads.

The children waved sad faces at drivers who broke the speed limit on Garstang Road North but were just as quick to reward safe drivers, giving the thumbs up to those sticking to the current 30mph limit.

The children’s work to remind drivers of the importance of driving safely comes as Lancashire County Council prepares to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph later this year.

Learning mentor Ann Gilfoyle said: “The children stopped drivers who were speeding and asked ‘how do you feel being stopped by children?’.

“The children loved it. We do a lot of road safety work with them. One driver said he should have really known it was 20 or 30pmh because it’s outside a school.”

The children were also joined by local councillors.

Coun Alan Clayton said: “I think anything like this triggers people to think ‘I was going a bit fast’.”

St Joseph’s is now working on a poster campaign to promote road safety to families.

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