20mph outside schools – ten more schools to benefit

Published Tuesday, 5th March 2019
New speed signs rolled out across Rotherham Schools
Children from Thorpe Hesley Primary with Matt Reynolds (Transportation Manager), Cllr Emma Hoddinott and Cllr Maggi Clark.

A further ten schools will benefit from lower speed limits, thanks to the Council committing to the scheme for another year. 

This comes as young people travelling to seven more Rotherham schools are benefiting from extra safety measures - as a further round of flashing 20mph warning signs have just been installed.
 
As part of the Council’s commitment to road safety, 18 of the new signs have already been installed at locations around the borough in the past year.
 
The safety measures urge traffic to slow down with “children” warning triangle signs together with activated flashing amber warning lights which indicate when the 20 mph speed limit is in operation. Outside of these periods the speed limit will revert back to normal. 
 
The latest schools to benefit are Ferham Primary, Meadow View Primary, Kimberworth Primary, Rockingham Primary, Roughwood Primary, St Bede’s Primary and Thorpe Hesley Primary and Winterhill School.
 
Councillor Emma Hoddinott, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, said: “These speed reduction signs are to encourage drivers to reduce their speed when passing schools. I’m pleased that we will be extending this scheme for another year, so more schools can benefit. ”
 
Local ward councillor, Cllr Maggi Clark, added: “Keeping our children safe and healthy is a key priority for the Council so I am delighted to see the roll out of these signs continuing across the borough.”

Pictured with one of the new flashing signs are children from Thorpe Hesley Primary's Road Safety Club, along with Rotherham Council's Transportation Manager, Matt Reynolds (back left), Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Hoddinott (back centre) and Local Keppel Ward Councillor Cllr Maggi Clark (back right).