Westruther pupils call for safer roads

Pupils at Westruther Primary School  join a 'Walking Bus' which is a nation wide record breaking attempt.
Pupils at Westruther Primary School join a 'Walking Bus' which is a nation wide record breaking attempt.

PUPILS at Westruther Schiool took part in a world record attempt for the largest walking bus.

A total of 26,377 primary school children from 134 schools in Scotland marched for safer roads, as part of the UK-wide Giant Walking Bus, coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.

They called on drivers to help protect children on foot in their communities by slowing down to 20mph around schools, homes and shops.

They were attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest walking bus, set at 119,697 through the same event in 2009.

Brake is calling on drivers across Scotland to help prevent tragedies, and make roads safer for children to walk to school and get out and about in their neighbourhood, by pledging to slow down to 20mph in communities.

This is the compassionate, socially responsible way to drive, giving you time to react and brake in an emergency, such as if a child suddenly steps out.

Drivers can make Brake’s Pledge by logging on to www.brake.org.uk/pledge.