Kids Take On Speeding Drivers

Yaxham Primary, near Dereham, has teamed up with road safety charity, Brake, to get motorists to slow down to 20mph outside the school.

It's after new research by the charity revealed that as many at one in ten 13 year olds claim to have been knocked over by a car.

They spoke to over 15 thousand children and are handing a petition into Downing Street today to try and get more 20mph zones set up in built up areas.

So the kids from the school in Norfolk have been holding banners to ask drivers to slow down driving past the school.

The police were also there with a speed gun and were letting the children use it as people drove past the school.

After half an hour of the campaign, FOUR drivers were caught speeding and asked if they'd like to speak to the children. If they agreed the youngsters asked them questions like, "Is your destination more important than our lives?" and "Why were you speeding?"

It's hoped the children asking them questions will make the drivers feel guilty for speeding and will slow down in future.

As part of National Road Safety Week, Suffolk Police are also putting on events to try and raise more awareness and stop speeding drivers.

 

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