On Thursday, 12th June, Year 6 took part in a speedwatch to see how many drivers speed outside Clavering Primary School. Surprisingly there were six offenders during that day which seems like a lot compared to previous years, only speaking to one or two speeders.
We did speedwatch with two police officers who had to use a breathalyser to test if the speeders were over the drinking limit but thankfully nobody was. We found out that going at 30 mph, which is the speed limit on Stortford road, when breaking you will still travel 23 metres.
When we spoke to the drivers we asked questions such as “why were you speeding?” and “would you speed outside your child’s school?” Most drivers said that they were speeding because they were in a hurry.
We gave the drivers one of the posters, hopefully leaving a message in their mind. The drivers were very sorry and seemed very embarrassed.
Thankfully nobody was going miles over the limit, the highest being 41mph. Most were in the mid 30s. Hopefully our warnings and posters will slow them down.
Last week, on Thursday 12th of June, two police men/women and a lady from Essex Highways came in to talk to Year 6 about speeding. We went outside our school to see if we could find anyone speeding, not expecting nearly as much as we caught. We caught 6 drivers speeding at risk. Not a lot of them were speeding over 40mph but it’s not really the speed that is dangerous but stopping. Did you know it takes 23 metres to stop at 30 mph?
They had to breathalyse everyone who was speeding as it was drink driving week. Sometimes people even moan about speeding in their own village and then speed in someone elses!
Sometimes people make up excuses, rarely are they true but usually people make them up to stay out of trouble. There shouldn’t be a proper excuse for speeding because it’s dangerous, but police cars, ambulances and fire engines can for emergencies.