SAFETY conscious children are being invited to design banners for a competition.
For the ninth year running, school uniform specialist Recognition Express in Solihull is holding the competition open to primary school pupils in the area.
Children aged four to 11 are being asked to design a road safety message of their choice drawn from this year’s Road Safety Week theme – Speed Down Save Lives.
The UK’s biggest road safety event involves thousands of schools, organisations and communities raising awareness to road users.
And this year’s campaign – running from November 20 to 26 – focuses on the dangers of driving too fast.
Speeding or travelling too fast for conditions was recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor of 23 per cent of fatal crashes in 2015 and shows that drivers with one speeding violation annually are twice as likely to crash as those with none.
Director of Recognition Express Paul Ferreira said: “Anything we can do to remind drivers to take more care – especially around schools – is a good thing. We really enjoy looking at the entries and I am sure the ‘speed down’ theme will inspire even more excellent entries this year. We look forward to seeing the designs.”
The closing date for entries is Friday October 13.