Pupils on the march to slow speeding motorists

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Children took to the streets to tell drivers to slow down as part of a national road safety day.

More than 100,000 pupils across the UK joined in Brake’s walking bus campaign to encourage motorists to stick to the 20mph limit outside schools. Every school day in the UK, 23 children are run over and hurt when walking or cycling to or from school.

Whittle-le-Woods Primary School students take part in Brake's annual giant walking bus to raise awareness of road safety

Whittle-le-Woods Primary School students take part in Brake's annual giant walking bus to raise awareness of road safety

Children from Whittle-le-Woods Primary School, near Chorley, were among those taking part.

Jennifer Hall, teaching assistant at Whittle-le-Woods, said: “It was a fantastic event that helps to promote road safety to children, parents and local drivers.

“Our pupils marched two by two, around our community making motorists aware of the speed limit in our area.

“The children have been working hard over the term, thinking about road safety, carrying out a traffic survey, creating individual sets of road safety rules, designing posters to make others aware of the speed limit and making their own traffic signs.”