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New scheme aims to cut accidents

PCSO John Holland and PC Matthew Butcher with pupils from the school at the new drop-off point.

PCSO John Holland and PC Matthew Butcher with pupils from the school at the new drop-off point.

A new drop-off point has been created outside a Garstang school in a bid to help prevent road accidents.

The scheme was set up at St Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School in Castle Lane after staff and parents expressed concerns about parking outside the school, as they were keen to make sure no accidents occur outside the school during the busy school-run period in the morning.

Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) has also funded the purchase of high-visibility jackets for staff from the school to wear while run the drop-off scheme.

The scheme was officially launched last week when police officers, along with the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety delivered an assembly at the school, educating the children on the importance of road safety.

As part of this, some of the children then took part in road activity in Castle Lane, using a speed gun to find out how vehicles using the road are travelling.

Police Community Support Officer John Holland of Garstang and Over Wyre Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The school is on a busy main road and suffers from lack of parking.

“While there have been no accidents at the school, we were keen to address the issues to ensure this remains the case. The new scheme will make it easier for parents to drop-off their children and ensure that they can enter the school safely.”

 

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