Last week we had a very special visit from members of the Metropolitan Police who are working in conjunction with TFL and Croydon Council on a new Road Safety initiative entitled “The Junior Roadwatch Project”.
The local government organisation responsible for London’s transport system says the initiative is part of a new “road danger reduction education scheme” called Junior Roadwatch. The project sees children join the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Roads and Transport Policing Command to catch those that flout the limits around their schools.
Drivers caught speeding are normally faced with either a fixed penalty fine and points on their licence or a speed awareness course, but the Junior Roadwatch scheme will give “eligible” drivers a third option of hearing from the children.
The children along with the Met Police visitors together used radar equipment to check the speeds of motorists driving past our school. We took some pictures of this workshop, which can be seen below. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our visitors for their very interesting workshop.