22nd April 2018
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Primary pupils drive home the speeding message

Highlighting the dangers of speeding (back row, from left): SIC road safety officer Elaine Skinley, Inspector Lindsay Tulloch, PC Carole Smith, Scalloway Primary School road safety officer, Julie Jamieson. Front: Scalloway school junior safety officers Rhea Isbister, Robbie Young, Mikey Millar and John-Lee Rosie. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Highlighting the dangers of speeding (back row, from left): SIC road safety officer Elaine Skinley, Inspector Lindsay Tulloch, PC Carole Smith, Scalloway Primary School road safety officer, Julie Jamieson. Front: Scalloway school junior safety officers Rhea Isbister, Robbie Young, Mikey Millar and John-Lee Rosie. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Pupils from five Shetland primary schools teamed up with police officers and Shetland Islands Council road safety officer Elaine Skinley to highlight the dangers of speeding.

The junior road safety officers, all P6 pupils, from Cunningsburgh, Hamnavoe, Scalloway, Tingwall and Bell’s Brae primary schools will be learning more about the dangers of speeding on Shetland’s roads. On Monday they were given the chance to operate the hand held speed camera.

Chief inspector Eddie Graham said: “This project is designed to educate the junior road safety officers in the hope that they take what they have learnt about road safety back to their friends in the classroom and to their families back home. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day, engaging very positively throughout.

“With road safety being one of the top priorities in our local policing plan for Shetland, it is an excellent opportunity to educate all generations in staying safe out on our roads.

“It is hoped that the high visibility junior patrols will also serve as a strong reminder to all Shetland’s road users to kill their speed.”

Junior road safety officers from Whiteness, Aith, Sandness and Sound primary schools were to get their chance with the speed camera yesterday.

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