CHILDREN at two Huddersfield schools became record breakers.
They took part in the world record-breaking `walking bus' event organised by Huddersfield-based road safety charity Brake.
Children from Longley School and Lindley Infant School set off at 10am yesterday - along with 18,000 others across the country - to pass on the road safety message to drivers.
The walking bus involves children getting to and from schools, holding hands in pairs and walking in a line under adult supervision.
Brake, a national charity which cares for families bereaved in road crashes and which promotes road safety education and safe driving, organised the event, sponsored by Asda.
Sue Drake, head teacher at Lindley Infant School, said: "Twenty five children walked 500 metres round the village and Sgt Andy Addy, from Huddersfield traffic department, led us.
"We did a little bit of road safety along the way and donated some money to the charity."
At Longley School, children made posters and walked round the school grounds.
They were led by Brake chief executive Mary Williams and Judith Alderman, of Asda.
Mrs Williams said: "The children carried placards and shouted `slow down' as they walked.
"Many schools have suffered a child being hurt or killed on roads - this annual event helps raise awareness of this carnage and the urgent need for better standards of road safety and to prevent it happening in the future."