Drivers reminded that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

With children back in the classroom for the new term, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe.

 

The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools.

 

Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools take part in the scheme, which is in place when pupils arrive at school in the morning and at home time in the afternoon. Speed Indication Devices (SIDs) which display the speed of a vehicle as it passes by are used to encourage drivers to slow down.

 

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “This is an important scheme that helps to keep school children and our roads amongst the safest in the country.

 

“We’re in the eighth year of the scheme now and so far over 200 schools across the county have benefited from it.  The campaign calls on drivers not to put pupils lives at risk by driving above 20 miles an hour when outside schools.  The scheme is also encouraging more parents and children to walk and cycle to school which helps to reduce congestion at school times.”

 

The ’20 is Plenty’ School SIDs will be at the following schools for the September 2017 term:

 

  • St Joseph and St Teresa, High Street, Burntwood
  • Netherstowe, St Chads Road, Lichfield
  • Ryecroft Middle, Ashbourne Road, Rocester
  • William Shrewsbury, Church Road, Burton on Trent
  • Thomas Barnes, School Lane, Hopwas Tamworth
  • Florendine Primary School, Florendine Street, Amington, Tamworth
  • Hart Academy, Penkridge Bank  Road, Rugeley, WS15
  • Cheslyn Hay High & Primary, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay
  • Marshbrook First, Teddesley Road, Penkridge
  • Anson Primary, Main Road, Great Haywood, Stafford
  • Stafford Manor (Hesketh Road) Wolverhampton Road, Stafford
  • Greatwood Primary, Hollington Road, Tean, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Squirrel Hayes, Springfield Road, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Ravensmead, chapel Street, Bignell end, Newcastle
  • May Bank Infants Basford Park Road, Newcastle
Sourced from Staffordshire County Council