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Pupils drive safety bid

PUBLISHED: 14:19 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 09:32 12 August 2010

PUPILS joined forces with police to tackle drivers on the school run in a bid to crack down on dangerous parking.

PUPILS joined forces with police to tackle drivers on the school run in a bid to crack down on dangerous parking.

The School Council at Charles Darwin School in Biggin Hill (pictured) took on motorists - and their own parents - who park dangerously in the area.

Joining officers from the Darwin Safer Neighbourhood Team, they stopped 40 drivers to hand them letters signed by the school council, headteacher and schools police officer warning them of the dangers of parking on yellow lines or in bus stops.

Speaking last Wednesday, PC Tim Garlick, from the Darwin Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Like many schools, the Charles Darwin School has an issue with some parents parking illegally and inconsiderately when they are dropping off or collecting their children. This is a hard hitting campaign which will have added clout because the message is coming directly from the children. They, in effect, are educating their parents on road safety.

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