Youngsters drive home road safety message
Pupils design posters aimed at drivers
DRIVERS will soon notice a new series of road safety posters aimed specifically at them.
The signs designed by pupils from Linden Grove primary school, will be sited at more than 20 locations on the Stanhope estate in Ashford.
The three winning pupils attended presentations on Friday where their entries were unveiled.
The boys, Ben Hutton, Daniel Harris and overall winner, Jason Gardiner saw their designs professionally produced for the first time.
They are aimed to target different aspects of road safety and each will feature the boys and include their winning slogans.
County road safety officer and competition organiser, Brian Gray, presented the trio with posters of their signs, vouchers and goody bags at the ceremony at the school.
He said: “The standard was extremely high and I had a difficult time picking three winners.
“Each entry showed the amount of care and thought that had been given to road safety and it was great to see such a high calibre of awareness.
“Hopefully this will be conveyed through these winning posters to all drivers.”
Mr Gray added: “Children know about the distractions faced by their parents and other drivers and it is encouraging to know that they want them to concentrate by switching off their mobile phones, paying atten- tion to the speed limits and just driving safely.”
The posters are being erected next month.
Pupils at the school have designed their own road safety posters. Back: Brian Gray. Front: Daniel Harris, overall winner Jason Gardiner and Benjamin Hutton