Kids catch speeding drivers in Avonbridge

Avonbridge primary pupils with cmmunity police officers during their road safety campaign in the village. Picture: Michael Gillen
Avonbridge primary pupils with cmmunity police officers during their road safety campaign in the village. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Children from a primary school armed with a police speed gun caught four drivers speeding through their village.

Community officer Derek Wallace was part of Avonbridge Primary School’s walking bus which was raising awareness of excessive speeding in the village during Road Safety Week.

The children caught four speeding drivers during their raod safety campaign day

The children caught four speeding drivers during their raod safety campaign day

The pupils got their message of Twenty’s Plenty over loud and clear with posters as they made their way to school last Monday and even got to catch speeding drivers in the act.

The school’s eco committee co-ordinator Liz Rankine said: “We decided to do the campaign for Road Safety Week with the walking bus and when drivers went past in their cars the children would hold their posters and banners up and shout “Twenty’s Plenty”.

“The children even got to hold the speed gun and aim it at cars and managed to catch four cars going too fast, which really emphasised their point about speeding and safety.

“They designed and made the posters and the day was in connection with our new topic, bikeability, about the environment and transport.”