Pupils en­joy sign of suc­cess in road safety

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Mur­ray Spooner

Pri­mary school pupils in Cam­bus­lang were out in force to help pro­mote road safety around their build­ing after driv­ers were caught do­ing three-point turns on nar­row streets.

The pri­mary six West Coats stu­dents were joined by local po­lice of­fi­cers as they spoke to ve­hi­cle own­ers about ob­struct­ing the roads around their school.

Dur­ing a week-long cam­paign, the pupils braved all sorts of bad weather but en­joyed cam­paign­ing on Fri­day, May 19 when the sun beamed down.

The po­lice of­fi­cers re­minded driv­ers that par­tic­u­larly where the sur­round­ing roads are nar­row, driv­ers should not do three-point turns out­side the school or park on pave­ments ob­struct­ing ac­cess to and from the build­ing.

Head teacher, Sheila Lynch said “West Coats Pri­mary were de­lighted with the sup­port families have given to the road safety cam­paign and would ask par­ents to con­tinue to be mind­ful of road safety and main­tain con­sid­er­ate park­ing, par­tic­u­larly in ad­verse weather.”

Pupils were joined by par­ent helpers, PC Dougie Han­nah, PC John­nie Simp­son and two other of­fi­cers from the Po­lice Scot­land local prob­lem solv­ing team, as well as park­ing at­ten­dants from South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, to pro­mote safe park­ing and road safety aware­ness.

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Road safe­tyPri­mary six pupils worked with po­lice of­fi­cers and coun­cil of­fi­cials

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Dan­ger­ous driv­ing These boys re­mind ve­hi­cle own­ers to be aware of chil­dren and par­ents cross­ing the road

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Be aware Stu­dents speak to driv­ers about park­ing on nar­row roads

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Smile while your work Pupils hand out leaflets on Mill Road

Help­ing hand Of­fi­cers from the Po­lice Scot­land local prob­lem solv­ing team joined in to pro­mote road safety

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