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Village ‘walking bus’ pupils reckon 20 is plenty
8:00am Thursday 12th June 2014 in News
TWENTY is plenty for Middle Barton Primary School pupils, who took part in the national Giant Walking Bus campaign to get cars to drive more slowly through their village.
Armed with home-made 20mph signs, the children from the Church Lane school took part in a national campaign to lower speed limits to 20mph around schools and get more families to walk to school.
Olivia Hogan, nine, said “We were trying to encourage people to drive 20mph near the school and park.”
Classmate nine-year-old George Allsworth added: “It was important because drivers were going too fast. It made us feel safer.”
Ethan Ashworth, eight, added: “It was fun because we kept shouting ‘drive at 20mph’ and we got to walk around the village.”
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