Slow Ho Ho down!
Slow Ho Ho down!
13 December 2018
Schools support City of London Police asking drivers and riders to slow down over Christmas!
Children from City of London Schools dressed as Santa Clause, joined the City of London Police, Living Streets and the City of London Road Danger Reduction Team to monitor the speed of traffic in the Square Mile. Asking drivers and riders to slow down and Be Brake Ready, this Christmas.
Children from Sir John Cass Primary School and St Paul's Cathedral School joined the City of London Police, which are implementing a road safety crackdown this December, including random stops for drivers to check for drink & drug driving.
They supported the campaign by monitoring the speed of vehicles using speed detection devices outside their schools in Aldgate and St Paul's.
The City of London is a 20mph Zone. The Children recorded speeds of up to 31mph outside their schools.
Speaking about the afternoon, Alderman Gowman, the Chair of the Active City Network said:
“The children were brilliant. We hope this has raised awareness that speeding is dangerous, inconsiderate and illegal.
At Christmas the streets are very busy, we urge all riders and drivers not to drink and drive, and always travel at a speed where you can stop and Be Brake Ready”
The City of London recently adopted a Road Danger Reduction and Active Travel Plan, which aims to follow the Safe Systems Approach to reduce collisions. Safe Speed is central to this.
Every year almost 400 people are injured in collisions in the City of London. The greater the speed the more severe the injury when a vehicle collides with a person.
Inspector Paul Doyle from the City of London Police said:
"We need to continue to work together. Only as a community can we raise awareness and work towards eradicating deaths and serious injuries from our roads to make London a safer, healthier and greener place."
For the first time in its almost 1000-year history, the City of London Corporation has developed a long-term Transport Strategy.
The Draft Transport Strategy is currently out for consultation and proposes to lower the speed limit to 15mph to protect the 513,000 people who work in the City, and mostly walk to work. Whether you agree or disagree we urge you to have your say on this important consultation.
You can get involved by emailing:
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!