Colin the Crocodile Copper helps to keep children safe in Nailsworth

9:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

COLIN the Crocodile Copper took his snappy advice to Nailsworth to help get children to school safely.

Gloucestershire Police’s road safety reptile was greeted with excitement when he arrived in a police car to promote the Thank You For Keeping Us Safe campaign at Nailsworth Primary School.

Children were given fluorescent jackets and road signs were displayed around the main entrance to the school.

The campaign, which aims to educate parents through the pupils on safe and responsible driving around schools, was launched in February at Park Infant and Park Junior Schools in Stonehouse, after a parent was knocked down by a car outside the school gates.

It has been organised by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership – made up of Stroud District Council, Stonehouse Town Council, Gloucestershire County Council, and the police. Colin will make further visits to schools to keep the safety message fresh.

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