School run is not a race!

Back, from left, PC Scott Maxwell, PC Lindsey Skene, PC David Snowdon. Front, from left, Fraser Anderson (10, P6C), Ritchie Gilles (6, P2B), George Pitcaithly (10, P6C) at Torbain PS, Kirkcaldy
Back, from left, PC Scott Maxwell, PC Lindsey Skene, PC David Snowdon. Front, from left, Fraser Anderson (10, P6C), Ritchie Gilles (6, P2B), George Pitcaithly (10, P6C) at Torbain PS, Kirkcaldy

YOUNGSTERS from Torbain Primary School have been helping police in a campaign to urge drivers to slow down.

Fife Police are targeting motorists who speed near Kirkcaldy’s schools in a month-long campaign aimed at improving road safety, which started this week.

The campaign is starting in Kirkcaldy North, with the areas around Torbain and Fair Isle Primary Schools the first to receive attention.

And on Tuesday, pupils from the school joined community police officers on the street to see for themselves how careful motorists need to be.

PC Scott Maxwell, from the local community team, which is leading the initiative, said: “Feedback from

our community engagement meetings indicates that speeding is an issue of concern to local people, and so we are responding to these concerns with this campaign.”

The children at Torbain Primary have also been working in class on road safety posters, highlighting the need for drivers to reduce their speed, particularly in the vicinity of

schools, and that ‘Twenty is plenty’.

The initiative also aims to highlight other safety issues, including making members of the public aware that they should not park on the zigzag markings outside schools.

PC Maxwell said that throughout the campaign officers will be stopping people who speed and checking their documents.

He added: “It is not only car drivers we are receiving reports about, but also taxis and buses.

“We will be working with the local schools and others to get the message across that speeding is dangerous.”