On Thursday, April 8, 2004 the Post reported that...

YOKER Primary kids are taking another step to combat road accidents.

The kids are urging drivers to slow down.

Local schools have recently run campaigns to stop parents parking outside schools to avoid accidents.

The campaign is just another measure to cut down on the 392 child deaths and injuries that took place on Glasgow’s roads in 2002.

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MSP Bill Butler told the Post: “Even with the use of lower speed limits and traffic calming measures, we still rely on drivers to act responsibly.

“I am delighted that the pupils from Yoker Primary School were able to highlight the campaign.”

Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson added: “As many as 3,000 Scots are charged with careless driving offences each year. Up until now these motorists could face a fine of up to £500 or in some cases lose their licence.

“The system didn’t address drivers’ bad habits and it didn’t make our roads safer places for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.”