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PCSP & PSNI launch new ‘road safety around primary schools’ leaflet

26 October 2017

Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the PSNI have been delivering new road safety leaflets the length and breadth of the city and district this week – highlighting the dangers of driving and parking at local primary schools, and providing pupils with hi-vis road safety kits as we approach the darker mornings and evenings. 

Road Safety concerns have been raised in recent months in relation to inconsiderate driving and parking in the vicinity of primary schools across the Derry and Strabane area.  In response to these concerns the PCSP has worked alongside the PSNI to design a new leaflet providing advice for parents and guardians. 

Speaking on behalf of Derry and Strabane PCSP, Chairman Alderman Drew Thompson said:  “With the clocks due to change and the onset of darker days concerns have been raised about inconsiderate driving and how vehicles are parked in and around schools throughout the district.  There are obvious road safety concerns, especially if motorists are driving too fast and if driveways, entrances or footpaths are blocked by parked cars. The PCSP has worked with local police to produce an advice leaflet for parents and guardians taking children to and from school. The PCSP and PSNI has provided a number of reflector packs to pupils to increase their visibility when going to or coming from school.”

“I understand that parking can be limited outside some schools, however we ask that consideration is given to the safety of children and other road users at peak times.”

Advice leaflets are available from the PCSP office by telephoning 028 71 253 253 or by emailing [email protected]

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