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Villagers Launch Road Safety Group To Protect Children


8:30am 23rd November 2012
(Updated 5:13pm 23rd November 2012)

A group of campaigners from a small Dorset village are helping children to stay safe on the roads.

Local Bere Regis campaign group C.A.R.S have visited the local school and pre-school this week to talk road safety.

Each child was also given a high-vis reflective vest to wear plus a aluminous PE bag.

Statistics estimate up to 5,000 children are killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads each year.

Campaign Group Administrator Helen Parker says the dark narrow roads around the village can be dangerous; "We're taking what we do very seriously, it's so important to be safe and be seen especially in a small country village where it's dark and dangerous in places in the evenings.

On saturday 24th the C.A.R.S campaign group will be hosting an all day road safety fundraiser from 10am - 4pm, at the Drax Hall, North street, Bere Regis.

All children who attend Bere Regis school hae been inited to come down and collect a free road safety goody bag, which will include...a copy of the Highway Code for young road users, hi-vis reflector, reflective snap band, glow in the dark zipper pull, 'No excuse' brightly coloured & reflective PE bag, plus various road safety posters & stickers.

We are hosting free road safety workshops for the children of Bere Regis between the ages of 4 and 12, run by Neil Lovejoy from Dorset Police road safe team.

Everyone is welcome to come along, support this event & join in the fun.

You can find out more about Bere Regis C.A.R.S here online.

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