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Accident sparks road safety event in Richmond
4:23pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
FAMILIES from a Richmond housing estate can feel safer after receiving valuable road safety lessons.
The event for families in the Whitcliffe Grange area was prompted by an accident close to the local play area involving a car and a young child.
Anxious to prevent a repeat, members of the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces with North Yorkshire County Council Road Safety and local families to show children how to cross the road safely while stressing to parents the need to drive carefully.
It included a competition to design a road safety banner to be displayed in the play park - with Grace McFarlane, 11, and Thomas Rutter, four, both taking first prize.
"This event was sparked by a recent accident when a 10-year-old was hit by a car by the play park," said local councillor Stuart Parsons.
“Luckily she wasn’t badly hurt but local parents said they wanted to make sure their children knew the rules of crossing the road - and asked that we hold this event.
“It is also important the motorists understand how important safety is when driving in built up areas so we combined lessons for all members of the family in the day."
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