Junior Roadwatch Scheme
Junior Roadwatch gives primary school children the opportunity to take part in speed awareness engagement in their local community near their school. Children in Pine Class worked with the Council Road Safety Officers and police officers to educate speeding motorists on the importance of road safety.
The aims of the programme were:
- To improve road safety on roads in close proximity to London’s primary schools by reducing incidents of speed.
- To educate young children on the importance of road safety.
- To change driver-behaviour by educating drivers on the dangers of speeding.
The programme was trialed alongside the Metropolitan Police Service on the Ridgeway. Groups of children from Pine stood outside the school with a road safety officer and a member of school staff. The MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) stopped speeding motorists. The driver then had the option of having a fine, or receiving road safety education (if deemed suitable by the police). The children asked the drivers some speed related questions.
The people who were pulled over believed it was a very good way to make them realise they needed to stick to the speed limit.