Pupils urge motorists to curb speed

Children at Kirton Lane Primary School take part in a speed safety operation. Pictured are back L-R Travis Lee, ten, Lisa Stevens, nine, Zayne Fraser, ten, Jamie-Lee Davies, nine, and Phil Poole area officer for DMBC. Front L-R are Kian Bennett, nine, and Kyle Brookes, ten.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1676LM
Children at Kirton Lane Primary School take part in a speed safety operation. Pictured are back L-R Travis Lee, ten, Lisa Stevens, nine, Zayne Fraser, ten, Jamie-Lee Davies, nine, and Phil Poole area officer for DMBC. Front L-R are Kian Bennett, nine, and Kyle Brookes, ten. Picture: Liz Mockler D1676LM

TAKE your time and slow down.

That’s the message primary school pupils have been giving to plenty of motorists as part of a speed awareness campaign.

Children from Stainforth primaries Kirton Lane and Long Toft took to the streets to speak to drivers asking them to kill their speed. They also had the chance to work speed measuring equipment that police use to monitor motorists.

The year five and six pupils spent time in Stainforth along Kirton Lane near to the New Park estate and Church Road for the road safety days.

It was held as part of a community scheme called Neighbourhood Alliance.

The youngsters teamed up with staff from authorities including the police’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, fire, NHS and voluntary organisations.

The project is run through the safer neighbourhood teams and is where officers and other authorities spend three weeks in different communities holding campaigns in a bid to stamp out issues raised by residents such as anti-social behaviour, speeding and litter.

Similar projects have been held across villages and towns in the borough.