Pupils show councillors their road safety skills

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Youngsters have had the chance to speak to senior county councillors about road safety.

Hampshire County Council's chairman, Cllr Tim Knight, gave pupils the opportunity to show how their roles as junior road safety officers have been helping their school friends.

Pupils from Park Gate, Red Barn, St Jude's, Uplands, Wicor primary schools in Fareham, Alverstoke Junior and Bedenham Primary in Gosport and Riders Junior school in Havant, joined representatives from Hampshire's 11 road safety councils, and the county council's road safety team, to showcase the new scheme at Winchester's Great Hall.

The scheme, launched in October 2009, has so far been introduced in 88 junior and primary schools.

Cllr Knight said: 'I have been very impressed by the Junior Road Safety Officer's enthusiasm and creativity. The county council's road safety team does an excellent job in educating and training people of all ages in how to keep safe on the roads.'

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