Pupils and parents involved in road safety campaign

Campaign to tackle 'dangerous' school run

Headteacher Gill Doyle with parents and children outside the school

Parents and children highlight a dangerous blind bend

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

Police, parents and pupils have all been asked to help improve road safety outside a primary school.

Pupils at Roydon Primary School in Epping Lane are making banners urging motorists to slow down and police have been asked to carry out speed checks on the road outside the school.

Parents are also being asked to complete a questionnaire about the road.

Headteacher Gill Doyle said: “We have a difficult school run, with limited parking and a blind corner, plus narrow pavements.

“Thankfully, there have not been any injuries caused to our children or, but it was only recently I had to help direct traffic and children outside our school when there was an accident involving three vehicles.”

Helen Fordham, a parent at the school, said: “Our journey to school has become so hazardous I dread the walk.

“I have witnessed several incidents where cars have missed children by inches, whether it’s at the crossing or swinging round the junction.”

Chairman of governors and mother of two, Tracy Seymour, said: “The school run is dangerous.

“More cars are speeding along Harlow Road making our journey to school a nightmare.

“I even avoid walking to friends’ houses along Epping Road because it’s simply too dangerous.”

Roydon Parish Council has also agreed to submit proposals regarding road safety to Epping Forest District Council local highways panel. 

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1:18pm Fri 28 Feb 14

SillyCnut says...

How many of those dangerous drivers would be parents at the school?
How many of those dangerous drivers would be parents at the school? SillyCnut
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