Pupils have an eye for speed

Ribby-with-Wrea Endowed Primary School pupils Max Whiteside, Abby Denby and Georgina Simm learning about speeding with PC Gary Cross and PCSO Trevor Sterling.
Ribby-with-Wrea Endowed Primary School pupils Max Whiteside, Abby Denby and Georgina Simm learning about speeding with PC Gary Cross and PCSO Trevor Sterling.
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DRIVERS speeding through a Fylde village were given a stern warning by the police force’s latest speed ambassadors.

Motorists breaking the 20mph speed limit on Station Road in Wrea Green were asked if they were ashamed of themselves when caught by the police’s speed detectors and stopped by pupils of Ribby-with-Wrea Endowed Primary School.

The children, in Years Four, Five and Six at the Dubside school spent time with police officers on the roadside, and cheered drivers who were keeping to the speed limit.

Headteacher Jan Potter said: “The children challenged people over why they were speeding and gave them a safety message. They were really excited about doing it.”

Station Road is the main route through the village and attracts a lot of traffic, but Mrs Potter said it was mainly local divers flouting the traffic law.

She added: “This was a good way of making drivers aware of their speeds, and our children are good ambassadors with their parents driving within the speed limit.

“We are extremely proud of the children. They were well behaved and were a credit to the school.”

PC Gary Cross said: “Having a young child tell you that your speeding not only makes them feel less safe near roads but could also seriously injure or even kill them is a real eye opener and motorists tells us this is more likely to make them change the way they drive. The children are also interested to hear the excuses drivers use for speeding.”

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