Local pupils urge drivers to “Go 20”

LONGHAVEN PRIMARY PUPILS (L TO R) REEGAN ROBSON, SCOTT SMITH, CHARLIE CAMPBELL-GROET, JOSH CLAYTON AND MORGAN TAYLOR WITH ASCO TRANSPORT MANAGER WARREN FETTES BESIDE THE SIGN THEY ERECTED REMINDING DRIVERS OF THE  20MPH SPEED LIMIT OUTSIDE THEIR SCHOOL.(BUCHAN/BROWN)
LONGHAVEN PRIMARY PUPILS (L TO R) REEGAN ROBSON, SCOTT SMITH, CHARLIE CAMPBELL-GROET, JOSH CLAYTON AND MORGAN TAYLOR WITH ASCO TRANSPORT MANAGER WARREN FETTES BESIDE THE SIGN THEY ERECTED REMINDING DRIVERS OF THE 20MPH SPEED LIMIT OUTSIDE THEIR SCHOOL.(BUCHAN/BROWN)

Longhaven and Foveran primary school are teaming up with local companies ASCO and ARR Craib to encourage motorists to “Go 20” outside their schools as part of Road Safety Week.

The firms have made a combined donation of £7,000 to UK Road Safety Week, which takes place from 19-25 November.

ASCO Transport Manager, Warren Fettes, said: “As a local company with lots of vehicles on the road it’s important for us to get behind this campaign.

“We are working with the kids to show them just how big our trucks are by letting them sit in the cab and see what our drivers see.

Steven Anderson, Health and Safety Director at ARR Craib, said: “We are proud to continue our association with a very worthwhile campaign and to contribute to making roads in our community safer for everyone.”

The children started their campaign earlier this week by placing banners outside their schools, appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph.

Foveran Head Teacher, David Williams, said: “Every child has the right to be free from harm with a safe environment and road safety is of critical importance to our whole school community.

“By working with local companies such as ASCO and ARR Craib can we raise awareness of the dangers pupils face from traffic.”