Unlucky 13 speeding drivers faced interrogation from school children


THIRTEEN drivers faced an uncomfortable interrogation from school children on why they were speeding outside their school in Warrington, as part of a road safety initiative.

The initiative was run as part of Cheshire Road Safety Group’s (CRSG) clamp-down on speeding across the county.

Police stopped thirteen motorists who were caught exceeding the 20mph speed limit outside Our Lady’s RC Primary School in Latchford, Warrington – all stopped within the space of an hour and a half.

Drivers were then given an option to enter the school, where they faced a ‘children’s court’ and were interrogated on their driving behaviours.
The intervention took place during a nationwide month-of-action co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
The month-of-action is being supported by police enforcement, with more than 260 drivers having also been stopped across the county for committing one of the Fatal Five offences.

David Boyer, Chair of the Cheshire Road Safety Group and Director of Environment and Transport at Warrington Borough Council, said: “Throughout the course of the month-of action we aim to educate drivers on how to stay safe whilst on the road with police enforcing the law against those who actively choose to drive recklessly.
“It is important that everyone realises that speed limits are in place for a reason and that speeding can have devastating consequences.
“We hope that by having children speak directly to the drivers they will take away why it is so important they slow down and drive safely. Not just outside of schools during school hours, but on all journeys, on all roads, all of the time.”

Inspector for Cheshire Police’s Roads and Crime Unit, Anton Sullivan, said: “We are always extremely proactive in our crackdown of speeding drivers, and we have dealt with a significant number of motorists in the past 12 months. We do not do this for the sake of it, we do it to save people’s lives.
“It is absolutely crucial we engage with and educate motorists on how to use the roads safely – and enforce the law when they are not. If you speed in Cheshire, or commit any of the other Fatal 5 offences, we will take action.”

The Fatal Five offences are:
Careless driving
Drink and drug driving
Not wearing a seatbelt
Using a mobile phone

Road users who commit one of the Fatal Five offences are far more likely to be involved in a fatal collision than those who do not.


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