Puppets lead road safety bid
PUPPETS are being used to promote road safety rules to children. Kirkburton puppeteer Steve Wright will visit Calderdale schools for the road safety project. The puppets will be used as part of the Routes programme which features puppet Bez, a roving reporter who will convey key road safety messages. David Short, Calderdale’s road safety project officer and chairman of the Safer Roads Group, said: “Routes is at the cutting edge of road safety education, providing an exciting road safety resource for young teenagers. During 2010 there were 32 road casualties under the age of 15, and 14 of these were seriously injured”.