Police enlisting children to catch speeders with cameras outside schools


POLICE have enlisted children to shame speeders.

They have been stationed outside school gates with speed cameras.

Instead of getting three points, motorists can choose to be questioned by children as young as eight over breaking the law.

The scheme – known as Junior Roadwatch – was launched in London in 2017, and has now spread to Hertfordshire, West Yorkshire and Northumbria.

Police Community Support Officer Deborah Rogers of Potters Bar, Herts, said: “The children were shocked to discover how many people still drove through at above 30mph, even with all of us outside in high-vis jackets.”

Sam Nahk, of road safety charity Brake, said: “Having the consequences of their actions explained to them by schoolchildren will hopefully make drivers aware of the dangers of excessive speed.”


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