Police speed checks outside schools

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Drivers in the Lothians and Borders have been reminded to slow down and park considerately, as children return to school for the new term.

Local Roads Policing officers teamed up with their Community Policing colleagues to carry out speed checks outside 20 primary schools across the area from Tuesday 19 August onwards. During this time over 70 drivers were stopped and warned for a number of offences including speeding and dangerous parking.

Roads Policing Inspector Richard Latto said: “These proactive checks were carried out when children were walking to and from school. By providing a visible presence we hope to remind drivers of the increased dangers which exist when travelling close to school routes used by children. Further speed checks are planned during the coming school term.”

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