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Police patrols near schools in Alness, Tain and Evanton in a bid to raise vulnerability of children and fellow pedestrians


By Hector MacKenzie

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Police have checked the speed of drivers near schools in response to local appeals over the issue.
Police have checked the speed of drivers near schools in response to local appeals over the issue.

Officers from the Easter Ross and Sutherland local policing team have been carrying out road safety patrols near schools in the area.

Highly visible patrols have been carried out near schools in Alness, Tain and Evanton in the last week in response to concerns raised by parents and local residents.

Sergeant Mike Gallie of Easter Ross and Sutherland Community Policing Team said: "The safety of children travelling to, from, and around schools is an issue of concern for the whole community.

"Pedestrians are considered a vulnerable road user and we urge drivers to take responsibility and help ensure the safety of all while passing schools.

"We carried out these patrols under our road safety initiative Operation CEDAR with the aim of providing a highly visible deterrent, as well as dealing with any offences identified.

Police have checked the speed of drivers near schools in response to local appeals over the issue.
Police have checked the speed of drivers near schools in response to local appeals over the issue.

"Everyone we have spoken near schools has been positive about this deterrent and we will continue to provided road safety patrols near schools in the Easter Ross and Sutherland areas."

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