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Children in Hoar Cross learn about road safety

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PUPILS at a village school near Uttoxeter have been learning of the dangers on the road.

PCSO Steve Smith was joined by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to teach pupils of Hoar Cross Nursery about road safety as part of the Now You See Me, Now You Don’t campaign.

The campaign aims to teach children about the dangers of cycling too close to lorries and what the drivers can see when they are on the road.

It is tailored to the needs of children.

PCSO Smith told the Advertiser: “It was absolutely excellent.

“The children did talk to us once they had got used to us and they did understand the dangers.

“We came up with the idea with the school safety officers and then put it into practice.

“Since we started this it has just grew and grew.

“We are hoping to take it further afield and the idea is to teach kids that if they are on their bike, they need to think first if a lorry is coming so they don’t get too close as the driver cannot see them.

“It started in December when we ran a competition for a poster about road safety and Argos is the main driver behind it with the police and the fire service.

“I have been doing this role for 10 years now and I have not see a campaign like this in the area.”

Argos also provides the truck that is used to visit the schools for the demonstrations to teach the children.

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