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Concern over speeding drivers outside Llangedwyn School

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A speed survey outside a school near Oswestry logged dozens of drivers breaking the speed limit with five driving so fast they were stopped and penalised, its headteacher said today. A speed survey outside a school near Oswestry logged dozens of drivers breaking the speed limit with five driving so fast they were stopped and penalised, its headteacher said today. One driver was travelling through the 30mph limit outside Llangedwyn School at 50mph, headteacher Sarah Chandler said. Pupils joined police and a road safety officer to log speeds on Tuesday after they had raised concerns about the way motorists were driving past their school. [24link]

A speed survey outside a school near Oswestry logged dozens of drivers breaking the speed limit with five driving so fast they were stopped and penalised, its headteacher said today.

One driver was travelling through the 30mph limit outside Llangedwyn School at 50mph, headteacher Sarah Chandler said.

Pupils joined police and a road safety officer to log speeds on Tuesday after they had raised concerns about the way motorists were driving past their school.

Miss Chandler said: "A police officer, community support officer and road safety officer spent about an hour and a half carrying out speed checks on the road. They were helped by eight of our older children, some of whom had arrived at school before 8am to take part," she said.

"Several cars were logged as travelling above 30mph. Five were going so fast that they were stopped and the drivers given penalty points and either a fine or the chance to take a speed awareness course.

"We asked each one if the children could talk to them and only one was brave enough to agree. Our children asked him why he was driving so fast and told him that if there had been an accident they could have been killed. We only have a hedge and fence between the road and the playground.

"I was really quite shocked at what a problem it was. Traditionally there was not a speed limit on the road then a 40mph limit was introduced which was reduced to 30mph."

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