Drivers across Staffordshire are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a high profile road safety campaign to keep pupils safe.
The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools.
Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools take part in the scheme, which is in place when pupils arrive at school in the morning and at home time in the afternoon. Speed Indication Devices (SIDs) which display the speed of a vehicle as it passes by are used to encourage drivers to slow down.
Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council’s Transport Chief said:
Our ‘20 is Plenty’ initiative is one of many campaigns we run keeping our roads amongst the safest in the country.
“We first launched the scheme in 2010 and so far over 200 schools across the county have benefited from it. The campaign calls on drivers not to put pupils lives at risk by driving above 20 miles an hour when outside schools. The scheme is also encouraging more parents and children to walk and cycle to school which helps to reduce traffic at school times.”
The ’20 is Plenty’ SIDs will be at the following schools for the September 2016 term:
- Chase Terrace Primary, Rugeley Road, Burntwood.
- Fulfen Primary, Rugeley Road, Burntwood.
- St Marys School, Heath Rd, Uttoxeter.
- St Modwens School, Tutbury Road, Burton-upon-Trent.
- Landau Forte Academy, Woodland Road, Tamworth.
- Wilnecote High School, Tinkers Green Lane, Tamworth.
- Mary Howard Primary, School Road, Edingale, Tamworth.
- St John’s Primary, Wombourne Road, Swindon.
- St Chads Primary School, West Beech Road, Pattingham.
- St John’s RC Primary, School Lane, Great Haywood.
- Barnfield Primary School, Lansdowne Way, Stafford.
- The Faber Primary, Cotton Lane, Staffordshire Moorlands.
- Knypersley First, Newpool road, Biddulph.
- May Bank Infants, Basford Park Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Langdale Primary, Langdale Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme.