CHILDREN in Savile Town are to be visited by police as part of a new road safety campaign.
Officers from the Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are to visit Pentland Infant School in Dewsbury to talk about seatbelts and parking issues. Pcso Lindsay Sykes will speak in assembly next Tuesday.
In 2008, West Yorkshire Police recorded 381 offences of children aged between three and 14 failing to wear a seatbelt or appropriate restraint.
Pcso Sykes said: “It is vital we get across to the children the importance of wearing a seatbelt. It is also the responsibility of the parents to ensure their children are safely strapped in.
Seatbelts save thousands of lives a year. We will be undertaking patrols outside the school and anyone found causing a parking obstruction or not wearing a seatbelt will be dealt with.”