New Road Safety Measures to be Introduced Outside Stoke-on-Trent School
Stoke-on-Trent City Council will introduce new road safety measures outside Newstead Primary Academy in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, in response to the tragic death of 5-year-old Minaal Salam. The measures include zigzag markings, double yellow lines, and a full carriageway road hump.
Zigzag markings are white lines painted on the road in a zigzag pattern. They are designed to slow down traffic and make it more visible to pedestrians and cyclists. Double yellow lines are solid yellow lines painted on the road. They prohibit parking. A full carriageway road hump is a raised section of road that runs across the entire width of the carriageway. It is designed to slow down traffic and make it more difficult for drivers to speed.
The measures are all designed to make the area around the school safer for pedestrians and cyclists. They will slow down traffic, make it more visible to pedestrians and cyclists, and make it more difficult for drivers to speed.
The council hopes that the measures will help to prevent future tragedies like the one that occurred in April 2022.
In addition to these measures, there are a number of other things that can be done to improve road safety near schools. These include:
- Increasing the number of crossing guards
- Installing speed bumps
- Planting trees and shrubs to create a visual barrier
- Raising awareness of road safety among drivers and pedestrians
By taking these steps, we can make our roads safer for everyone, especially children.