Speedwatch Returns!

If you were out and about in Hayton Road last Tuesday morning, 26 February, then you can’t have failed to notice the number of high viz vests on display.

Tuesday saw the return of the Speedwatch campaign which involves Riverbank School, Police Scotland and Aberdeen City Council working together to raise awareness of the the speed limits on Hayton Road. This is particularly important at times when children are travelling to and from school.

Many drivers don’t heed the 20mph flashing lights which come on in the morning while children are coming to school and they then come on again at the end of the school day. This can cause problems for our School Crossing Patrol – Lollipop Lady – if cars approach the crossing too quickly.

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We are grateful for the help and support of the Primary 6 pupils who have made themselves available from early in the morning on the days that we are Speed Watching. They have their clipboards and questionnaires with them, should they have to interview a speeding motorist.

If our first trip out saw only 4 motorists stopped as compared with the 14 motorists who were stopped on our first trip out the last time Speed Watch ran. Perhaps our efforts are helping to slow the traffic.

Our efforts certainly haven’t gone unnoticed by our local MP – Kirsty Blackman – who has sent our pupils a lovely letter of praise and encouragement. The letter was sent in 2019 and not 2018 as on the letter. A typo we believe. If you’d like to read Kirsty’s letter, then please click on the following link. – K Blackman Letter

Let’s hope our Speed Watch efforts continue to help with the slowing of traffic on Hayton Road as, in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “We’ll be back!”



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