A new campaign in Stockport aims to make roads safer for everyone.
‘Operation Eagle Eye’ will see schoolchildren from across the borough joining Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police to support safer driving. At the launch on Wednesday, Year 6 (10-11 year old) children from Hursthead Junior School will be using speed cameras on roads around the school, advising motorists on speed, parking, and safety issues, supported by the Police and Council Road Safety Officers.
Drivers will be reminded of the four safer driving ‘commandments’:
- Reduce speed around schools – ‘20 is plenty’ in local communities
- Switch off hand held mobile devices before turning on the engine – drivers are four times more likely to crash and cause injury if using a hand held mobile device whilst driving
- Buckle up – not wearing a seat belt can be fatal even on short familiar journeys at low speeds
- Park considerately and safely around schools
The launch takes place during national Road Safety Week. For more information please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/eagleeye