CHILDREN whose primary schools are based near the A540 Chester High Road – one of Cheshire’s eight high risk collision Red Routes – are taking part in a targeted road safety campaign.
During national Road Safety Week, the county council’s road safety and communications teams are running Look Out workshops at schools between Two Mills and the Cheshire/Wirral border.
The events will support the theme of Protect the Ones You Love.
Pupils in Years 5 and 6 from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary, Burton Bishop Wilson CE Aided Primary, Neston Primary, Parkgate Primary, Willaston CE Primary and Woodfall Primary are participating in the workshops to increase their road safety awareness and help to develop their decision-making and risk-assessment skills.
County council chairman Steve Wilkinson said: “Road safety is important to us all, no matter what our ages.
“The aim of this campaign is to help keep children safe and equip with them with information which will influence them as car passengers and encourage discussions with family members about road safety messages.
“Two such messages are the ‘two second rule’ where drivers are encouraged to stay a safe distance from the vehicle in front as well as taking an extra look, especially when turning right, to reduce the risk of road collisions along the A540.”