Youngsters catch out speeding drivers

Caught out: Pupils with police and Coun John Singleton looking for speeding drivers

Caught out: Pupils with police and Coun John Singleton looking for speeding drivers

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Pupils at Staining Primary School have been recruited by the police as part of the ‘20’s plenty’ speeding campaign in the village centre.

Last week a ‘Road Watch’ team in high visibility jackets were at the side of Staining Road which runs past the primary school, armed with a speed gun.

The group was made up of staff and pupils from Staining Primary School, local police and Coun John Singleton.

Anyone they caught driving over the village’s 20 mph speed limit was pulled over and quizzed on their speed.

The 20mph speed limit was introduced around two years ago.

But continued concerns over speeding have led the community to think up a new strategy to tackle speeders and make them think twice about doing it again.

Coun Singleton, Staining and Weeton councillor for Fylde Council, said: “I have been a great supporter of the 20mph limit and was instrumental in bringing the Road Watch scheme to Staining Village.

“I fully support and congratulate the local police on this event by including Staining School children to stand alongside our Road Watch team.”

Around 20 motorists were stopped during the operation, and were asked by the children, questions such as: “Do you know what the speed limit is?” , “Why were you speeding?” and “Please will you slow down in future as it is dangerous to speed.”

PC James Winfield, community beat manager for Staining and Westby, said: “Speeding through Staining has been highlighted as a priority from local parish council and PACT meetings.

“Community Road Watch is conducted on a regular basis to identify speeding motorists who are dealt with appropriately.”

“This operation has been a success, with many motorists being given words of advice for speeding today.”

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