Schools urged to teach road safety

WITH the schools back only one month, I feel the need to ask the school principals of the grammar and secondary schools of the area if they would do a refresher course for all pupils 11-18 years old on the Highway Code and how to cross the road safely.

Over the recent weeks I have witnessed pupils take risks when crossing both main and side roads. They ignore the basic rules of stopping, looking and listening, instead just stepping onto the road.

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It has only been due to the excellent skills of drivers that collisions have been avoided. However, if a pupil is hit, blame no doubt would be directed at the driver.

Concerned motorist and parent