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Pupils walk the walk to promote safer streets

Colinsburgh Primary School doing the giant walking bus to promote road safety and safer pedestrians

Colinsburgh Primary School doing the giant walking bus to promote road safety and safer pedestrians

East Neuk school pupils have boarded a giant ‘bus’ to coach motorists in matters of road safety.

Children from Colinsburgh and St Monans Primary Schools joined a national campaign aimed at promoting healthy, active lifestyles through making our streets safer.

Youngsters joined the Giant Walking Bus, an initiative co-ordinated by the road safety charity Brake, and webuyanycar.com.

The venture aimed to give children a voice, calling on drivers and government to make their streets safer for walking and cycling, to enable them to live healthy, active lifestyles.

In a survey by the organisers, many children said they’d like to get out and about more on foot or by bike, and hoped safer streets would enable them to do so.

The Giant Walking Bus encouraged drivers to back Brake’s GO 20 campaign, by slowing down to 20mph or less wherever there may be people walking or cycling, and always looking out for vulnerable road users.

For government, it means implementing widespread 20mph speed limits in towns, cities and villages.

Headteachers David Mitchinson (Colinsburgh) and Patricia Shafren (St Monans) said it was a fine opportunity for the pupils to make their voices heard and highlight road safety for local children, parents and motorists.

 

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