CHILDREN are to join frontline police in a bid to stop motorists from speeding.
Youngsters from across West Yorkshire - including Huddersfield - are going on patrol with traffic officers.
When the officers stop someone for speeding, the children will talk to the driver about the potential dangers in an attempt to get them to change their ways.
The campaign will run for the next two weeks.
The Reduce Our Accidents, Decrease Speed Project - known as ROADS for short - will involve around 200 young people in Huddersfield, Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Leeds, Pontefract, Halifax and Wakefield.
It is an initiative being run by the Young Citizens Panels, which were set up by West Yorkshire Police in October 2001 to give young people more chance to work with the police in their communities.
There are about 50 Young Citizens Panels registered with West Yorkshire Police involving between 600 and 800 members.
They represent a diverse range of young people from differing backgrounds and even include panel members from a Young Offenders' Institution.
West Yorkshire Police Youth Liaison Officer Fran Smith said: "We are very pleased to support this project which gives the panel members an ideal opportunity to deliver a message close to their hearts.
"These young people are aware of the dangers to themselves and others caused by motorists exceeding the speed limit. The panel members and ourselves feel the advice they are giving is likely to cause some drivers to apply a little more attention to their speedometers in the future."
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