Two schools in Lichfield and Burntwood are latest to see 20mph zones introduced

A school in Lichfield and another in Burntwood have become the latest to have 20mph zones introduced outside their gates.

The 20 is Plenty initiative is designed to keep pupils safe around school run times, with the limit introduced at pick up and collection times.

The new term has seen Boney Hay Community Primary School and Five Spires Academy added to the list of schools with a 20mph limit.

Cllr Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for highways and transport, said the scheme had been a real success elsewhere in encouraging drivers to slow down outside schools.

“Keeping roads and schoolchildren safe remains our top priority and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“This is one of many initiatives we operate that targets drivers reminding them not to put pupils lives at risk by driving above 20 miles an hour.

“We also hope that the scheme will encourage more parents and children to walk, cycle or scoot to school which helps people lead healthier lives and reduces the amount of traffic on the roads at school times.”

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