School children help to tackle speeding on roads

Police operation with pupils from Withinfields Primary School.
Police operation with pupils from Withinfields Primary School.

A police speeding operation in Southowram is continuing to tackle road safety problems, with the help of school children.

Pupils from Withinfields Primary School assisted PC Hardwick, PC Anna Law and other police officers from the Halifax Neighbourhood Policing Team, in issuing tickets to speeding motorists.

Seven motorists were issued with speeding tickets, driving speeds between 36-41mph in a 30mph zone.

The operation took place around the school and helped to teach the pupils about the dangers of speeding motorists.

The pupils participated in a poster competition before the day, with the winning design being handed out to motorists on the day of the operation.

Class teacher Jo Parkin said that the day out taught students more about road safety.

She said: “It really hit home and it helped them understand why road safety is important.

“It is about keeping themselves and their families safe.”

PC Anna Law, who ran the operation, said: “The pupils were fantastic in helping us to educate local motorists to the potential dangers of driving above the designated speed limit around schools.

“Local people and parents were really supportive in terms of the action we were taking and commented on how much speeding had been reduced throughout the village during the hours the operation took place.

“I would like to give a special mention to Matthew Raines, whose winning poster design was issued to motorists who were stopped.

“I’d just like to say thank you to the pupils from Withinfields Primary School for joining us”.