Countrywide provide Hi-Viz Vests for schools
Countrywide donated financial support to assist the purchase of Hi-Viz vests across Liverpool which help to promote the safety of children as this makes them more visible going to & from school.
The initiative follows the fatal accident of Bobby Colleran, a 6 year old, who was knocked over and killed whilst walking home from school.
Since Bobby’s accident, his family have campaigned for safer roads outside all schools, the Trust established in his memory has been supported by the people of Liverpool & England as all parents, teachers & people, in general, are aware of how dangerous our school runs are & all fear for our children’s safety.
Bobby Zones have been developed to ensure traffic remains flowing slowly without any obstructions.
- Maximum speedlimit 20 mph – slower depending on amount of children around
- Do not stop within zone
- Do not drop off within zone or pick up even if line of traffic stops
- Do not park on pavements or half on pavements within zone – this can force pedestrians onto the road or distract other drivers
- Be extra vigilant children can be impulsive.
- Do not park in side streets blocking the walk way for children to cross side roads
Darren Sinners, Managing Director said ” Countrywide are pleased to support the Trust in their endeavours to raise awareness of the need for safety outside schools whilst children arrive and depart from school. We have put the approved stickers by way of reminder in respect of local safety to the rear of our vans.”