Dean Field Junior Wardens Join in Speed Initiative

Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School conducted a speed initiative on Tuesday 2 April with help from Community Warden Lee Ackroyd and Dan Marham on Cousin Lane, Ovenden to see if drivers are sticking to the 20mph speed limit outside their School.

Junior Wardens took turns holding the speed gun to find out the travelling speeds of passing vehicles. Although the group were at the roadside for only an hour, a total of 344 drivers had passed in that time.

A lot of those drivers were travelling either at or below the 20mph speed limit with an average speed of 22mph overall, but astonishingly, over 71 drivers were above the 20mph speed limit with one driver recorded at a speed of 32mph!

The junior wardens were in plain sight of all drivers and gave a thumbs up to those who drove within the speed limit and a thumbs down to those who didn’t. The majority of the Junior Wardens live in the Ovenden area and were shocked to find drivers breaking the speed limit in their community.

For more information about Junior Wardens contact Karen by email on Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk or phone 0300 555 0266.

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