CHILDREN are to have a say on whether or not to bring in 20mph zones in parts of Calderdale.
Pupils at schools in Stainland and Holywell Green will be answering the public’s questions about a new 20mph limit in the area from Monday.
Calderdale Council’s Road Safety Team are launching the ASK ME scheme at Bowling Green Primary School and Holywell Green Primary School.
Pupils will receive a talk on the introduction of a 20mph area and how it will help to keep everyone safe on the roads.
ASK ME aims to give children the answers to some of the questions that parents and drivers may ask about the scheme such as:
l Why do we need to change speed limits?
l Why should we walk and leave the car behind?
l Why do we want cars to drive more slowly?
l Why should we share the space with bicycles?
A council spokesman said: “Slower speeds on the roads can reduce the number and severity of injuries being sustained by the more vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, cyclists and motorbike riders.
“This new scheme is part of the Council’s Sharing Space Safely initiative that aims to encourage road users to share the roads safely and help to reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads each year”.