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Foveran pupils appeal to drivers to curb their speed

Foveran pupils send their

Foveran pupils send their "Go 20" message to encourage drivers to slow down outside their school.

Pupils at a small Aberdeenshire primary are urging drivers to slow down outside their school.

Foveran youngsters have been supported by local companies ASCO and ARR Craib in encouraging vehicles to “Go 20”.

The firms, which operate heavy lorries, made a combined donation of £7,000 to UK Road Safety Week, which ran from November 19-25.

ASCO transport manager Warren Fettes said as a local company with many vehicles on the road it was important to back the campaign.

He added: “We’re working with the kids to show them just how big our trucks are and what our drivers see.

“We’re also helping them identify the dangers to look out for on their way to school.”

Steven Anderson, health and safety director at ARR Craib, explained: “This is the third consecutive year that we have supported Road Sfarty Week.

“We are proud to continue our association with a very worthwhile campaign.”

The Foveran children started their campaign by placing banners outside the school, appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph.

Foveran head teacher David Williams said: “Every child has the right to be free from harm with a safe environment and road safety is of critical importance to our whole school community.”

A 20mph zone already operates at Foveran during certain times of the school day.

 

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