Village ‘walking bus’ pupils reckon 20 is plenty

thisisoxfordshire: Pupils and staff at Middle Barton Primary School want the speed limit through the village cut to 20mph Pupils and staff at Middle Barton Primary School want the speed limit through the village cut to 20mph

TWENTY is plenty for Middle Barton Primary School pupils, who took part in the national Giant Walking Bus campaign to get cars to drive more slowly through their village.

Armed with home-made 20mph signs, the children from the Church Lane school took part in a national campaign to lower speed limits to 20mph around schools and get more families to walk to school.

Olivia Hogan, nine, said “We were trying to encourage people to drive 20mph near the school and park.”

Classmate nine-year-old George Allsworth added: “It was important because drivers were going too fast. It made us feel safer.”

Ethan Ashworth, eight, added: “It was fun because we kept shouting ‘drive at 20mph’ and we got to walk around the village.”

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1:41pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

That's it. Drum it into them while they're still young, so when they're older they can dictate to everyone that we should be driving everywhere at 10 mph.

Alternately try teaching them the green cross code.
That's it. Drum it into them while they're still young, so when they're older they can dictate to everyone that we should be driving everywhere at 10 mph. Alternately try teaching them the green cross code. Neonlights
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3:08pm Thu 12 Jun 14

King Joke says...

I'm sure the Green Cross Code is still taught, but shouldn't it work both ways? Pedestrians should be careful when crossing the road, and vehicle users should be considerate while driving along them, then everyone will get along better and have fewer accidents.

I recognise that for some people this is too high a price to pay for a 30 sec time saving.
I'm sure the Green Cross Code is still taught, but shouldn't it work both ways? Pedestrians should be careful when crossing the road, and vehicle users should be considerate while driving along them, then everyone will get along better and have fewer accidents. I recognise that for some people this is too high a price to pay for a 30 sec time saving. King Joke
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