Pupils design ‘fatal four’ awareness sign
YOUNGSTERS at a Kettering primary school have had road safety posters they designed made into a sign that has been installed near their school.
The St Mary’s Primary School pupils came up with designs based on Northamptonshire Police’s ‘Fatal Four’ offences of speeding, drink driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile while driving.
The winning four designs have been made into a signpost that has been installed on the corner of Mill Road and Linden Avenue, which was renovated last year.
PC Ali Ladner said: “Six months ago, this area was covered in rubbish and overgrown with anti-social behaviour problems.
“We worked together with Kettering Borough Council, Olympus Care, Northants Fire and Rescue Service and Ricoh to regenerate the area.”
In November, officers visited the school to give talks as part of Road Safety Week.
PC Ladner added: “As a surprise for the pupils who designed the winning posters, we had them made into the sign.
“They’ve since been down to plant bulbs and now the area is constantly being looked after to maintain it and reduce anti-social behaviour, which it has done.”
The sign was provided by Image Graphics in Corby.