Children warned about level crossings

A police campaign is trying to improve safety for children who use a the level crossing in Gloucester to get to school.

A Police Community Support Officer, Network Rail, the British Transport Police and train operating companies will be at the Horton Road crossing between 8am-12pm on Wednesday.

They will be telling people not to run the risk at level crossings.

PCSO Stephanie Mason says:

“We want to be at the crossing to catch the morning school run.
“Those children currently in year six will be moving onto secondary school in September and may be using the crossing without a parent or guardian for the first time. It is vital that we supply them with information about the dangers now.”

Representatives from all the organisations will be handing out information leaflets and talking to walkers and drivers.