Motorists urged to be careful as bairns go back to school

Motorists are being urged to be extra careful on the roads around schools as thousands of pupils head back after the summer holidays.

Around 3,600 youngsters will go back into the classroom on Wednesday and the SIC is reminding drivers to look out for children.

Chairman of the Shetland Road Safety Advisory Panel said Steven Coutts: “After six weeks of summer holidays, drivers may have become accustomed to relatively quiet roads around our schools.

“We’d like to remind drivers to take care as they approach the 20mph zones, which will be active again around schools at the start and end of each school day.

“There will obviously be children and parents making their way to and from school, and some will be unfamiliar with the road crossings and dropping off points.  Please keep your speed down and look out for any younger children.”



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