New speed signs for schools across Rotherham

20mph zone sign
20mph zone sign

New 20mph speed signs are set to be installed at schools across the borough.

This comes as young people travelling to nine more Rotherham schools are benefiting from extra safety measures.

The signs urge traffic to slow down with “children” warning triangle signs together with activated flashing amber warning lights which indicate when motorists should drive more slowly.

Councillor Emma Hoddinott, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, said: “Keeping our school children safe when travelling to and from schools is vitally important.

“The new speed reduction signs encourage drivers passing schools to think about their speed and the environment that they are in. I’m pleased that this scheme is continuing and that more schools can benefit.”

The latest schools to benefit are:

·       Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary School, Broadway & Rookery Road;

·       Clifton Community School, Middle Lane;

·       East Dene Primary School, Doncaster Road, East Dene;

·       Wath Victoria Primary School, Doncaster Road, Wath;

·       Rawmarsh Thorogate Primary School, Thorogate;

·       St. Josephs Catholic Primary School, Green Lane;

·       Wingfield Academy, Wingfield Road;

·       St. Gerards Catholic Primary School, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh; and

·       Monkwood Primary Academy, Monkwood Road.

Work on installing the new signs will take place as soon as possible.

Published: 17th November 2020