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Pleckgate Pupils take part in community parade to highlight road safety

Children from Blackburn with Darwen have taken part in the first Road Safety Week walk to raise awareness of staying safe on the roads.

The event was organised in conjunction with Road Safety Week, run by the charity Brake, which is ongoing this week.

They were joined by the Deputy Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Cllr Jim Shorrock, Lancashire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Pratt, PCSOs and police officers, as well as members of the council’s community safety team who organised the event.

Youngsters from each school worked together prior to the event decorating poles to measure height for those needing a booster seat when travelling.

They wore high-vis jackets and fluorescent accessories to highlight the ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ theme.

They were also joined by Dolly, the road safety mascot, accompanied by Cllr Jackie Floyd who has raised concerns about traffic around Lammack Primary School and the safety of young people.

Officially opening the event, Cllr Floyd said: “We believe this walk is a first ever for Road Safety Week and we gathered today to hold this bright, fun, informative parade as a way of celebrating and sharing our collective work on road safety.

“Children end up with long term injuries for not wearing a seat belt and this can be prevented. The collaboration between the young people at all these schools, will have had many bold conversations that will ripple to their family members with those key messages.”

 

Read more on Lancashire Telegraph: https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/23939780.blackburn-walk-schoolchildren-highlight-road-safety/

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