SPEED checks will be carried out in several villages near Louth this week, as part of National Road Safety Week.
outh Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team will be working with primary schools and carrying out the checks with groups of schoolchildren.
Offending drivers will be stopped by an officer and the children will speak to the driver about the importance of slowing down outside their schools and issue them with a ‘warning ticket’ and some facts and figures about accidents involving young people.
In the afternoon, officers will re-attend the same village and conduct police enforcement speed checks where tickets will be issued if necessary.
Throughout the week a crashed car on a trailer provided by Louth Fire Station will be placed next to the A16 at Louth near to Peacock & Binnington, bearing a promotional banner stating ‘what caused this crash?’ The theme of National Road Safety Week (November 21 to 25) this year is Too Young to Die.