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County Councillor Helen Fisher

Drivers reminded that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

With children back in the classroom for the new term, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help 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.

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“This is an important scheme that helps to keep school children and our roads amongst the safest in the country.

“We’re in the eighth year of the scheme now 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 congestion at school times.”

The ’20 is Plenty’ School SIDs will be at the following schools for the September 2017 term:

St Joseph and St Teresa, High Street, Burntwood
Netherstowe, St Chads Road, Lichfield
Ryecroft Middle, Ashbourne Road, Rocester
William Shrewsbury, Church Road, Burton on Trent
Thomas Barnes, School Lane, Hopwas Tamworth
Florendine Primary School, Florendine Street, Amington, Tamworth
Hart Academy, Penkridge Bank  Road, Rugeley, WS15
Cheslyn Hay High & Primary, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay
Marshbrook First, Teddesley Road, Penkridge
Anson Primary, Main Road, Great Haywood, Stafford
Stafford Manor (Hesketh Road) Wolverhampton Road, Stafford
Greatwood Primary, Hollington Road, Tean, Staffordshire Moorlands
Squirrel Hayes, Springfield Road, Staffordshire Moorlands
Ravensmead, chapel Street, Bignell end, Newcastle
May Bank Infants Basford Park Road, Newcastle