‘Stand Up For Slowing Down’, campaign urges Welsh drivers

11.07 | 28 September 2021 | |

A new campaign is encouraging drivers across Wales to play their part in keeping vulnerable road users safe by sticking to 20mph speed limits outside primary schools.

The Stand Up For Slowing Down campaign is being led by GoSafe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership.

The campaign launched on 27 September and aims to highlight that the 20mph speed limit outside the majority of primary schools in Wales is there to keep children and parents safe as they walk to and from school. It will see enforcement vans stationed outside of schools to detect offenders.

GoSafe says walking to school is a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to driving – and is an increasingly popular method of travel for parents and children on their daily journeys.

Teresa Ciano, GoSafe partnership manager, said: “Our 20mph campaign outside primary schools across Wales has one key aim; to encourage compliance with the speed limit to keep children and parents safe as they walk to and from school.

“We hope to see the majority of road users comply with the speed limit as they play their part in keeping these vulnerable road users safe to enable more families to walk or cycle safely and confidently to and from school.

“If you see our enforcement vans outside your local primary school over the next week, know that we are there to make journeys to and from school safer.”



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