Schoolchildren win speed limit fight

Schoolchildren win speed limit fight

Schoolchildren in Cookridge, Leeds, have won their fight to get a new 20mph zone introduced in the area around their school.

Pupils from the Holy Name Catholic Primary School took their fight to Leeds City Council with some pupils speaking at a council meeting to ask for help. Now, an executive board has ratified the decision which will bring a lower speed limit in addition to the junior road safety officers which the school already uses to help pupils cross busy roads and advise parents on parking issues.

The council is already intending to cut the speed limit around 16 schools in the city over this year to add to the existing 55 20mph schemes which currently exist near schools and residential areas in Leeds.