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A Text Can Cost A Life

Some people may have noticed that there is a lot of traffic in the valley at the moment. This is due to all of the roadworks currently going on.

On their Hi-Vis walk from the village hall, Hughenden Primary School noticed that there were around 70 cars in a tailback of traffic and out of that 70, about 22 were on their phones, 5 of those being school parents!

Every year, Hughenden Primary has a Hi-Vis day, were we wear vibrant clothes and participate in activities to do with road safety. Hi-Vis day at Hughenden school is all about showing the importance of being bright and seen when traveling on the road or pavement.

Unfortunately, even if bright clothes are worn, drivers will not be able to see the children if they are looking at the latest videos of cute kittens or texting a friend.

Although many people use the excuse of using phones for ‘work’ in the car, they are potentially endangering children’s lives. If you are focusing on a screen, you are not taking in your surroundings. 1 in 4 car accidents are caused by people taking calls or looking at their phones according to the latest research by NSC.

We were very surprised about the number of people on devices and would like to remind people that if you are seen by the police, on their phones, six points will be deducted from your license and you will be fined £200. It is illegal and HGV and bus drivers could be fined up to £2500. If you are seen twice by police, you will lose your license and if taken to court you will be fined £1000.

By Alissa

Hughenden Primary School.

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