Efforts to reduce speed limits near schools is gaining support from all corners of the borough, as pupils at Brooke Primary School were joined by Caroline Flint MP and Cllr Rachel Hodson to listen to their concerns about road safety and traffic speed near their school.
The Don Valley MP talked to pupils about road safety and to answer questions.
RIGHT: SLOW DOWN NEAR BROOK SCHOOL PLEASE!! Caroline Flint and Cllr Rachel Hodson join pupils at Brooke Primary school Thorne and Vice Chair of Governors, Ivor Ridgill, to show their thoughts on traffic speed near their school. The pupils are, from left to right, Steffi Rogan, Alex Rushworth, Scarlett Marshall, Ellie Chapman, Jessica Redfern, Jack Swannick, Molly Hinchliffe.
Said Caroline: “The pupils had lots of questions about road safety, about when children are most at risk, and about what children could do to be safer on the way to and from school. They had certainly given a lot of thought to the risks they face, even on the short journeys they take every day.”.
Said Thorne councillor Rachel Hodson: “The children were full of questions – from ‘what does an MP do?’ to ‘are blue flashing lights on boy-racer’s cars legal?’. They were very concerned about litter, dog mess and road safety.”
The pupils then joined the MP to make their views known about traffic speed near their school.