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New road safety measures around Flintshire schools to be investigated by council officials

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016.

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The move comes just a couple of weeks after an accident involving two pupils from Connah’s Quay High School.

The accident happened when two boys riding on a single bike collided with a stationary car, it resulted in Golftyn Lane being closed, the boys were taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries

The incident prompted the schools headteacher, Anne Peers to issue a letter blaming the boys for the accident and defending the schools new policy which has seen the main gates locked at dropping off and picking up times.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”” shape=”square” style=”custom” add_icon=”left” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-angle-double-right” i_color=”custom” custom_background=”rgba(117,117,117,0.01)” i_on_border=”true” i_custom_color=”#bf2b2b” css=”.vc_custom_1476185173244{margin-top: -10px !important;margin-bottom: -10px !important;}”]Headteacher defends new ‘drop off’ policy following collision which saw two pupils taken to hospital.[/vc_cta][vc_column_text]Parents have criticised the move which was introduced at the beginning of term fearing greater congestion and with no dedicated ‘zone’ to drop children off, the road outside the school is ‘accident waiting to happen”

One parent who’s child goes to Connah’s Quay High School told Deeside.com

“I’ve had to slam on my brakes a few times for both parents stopping with no warning and kids walking in road. The traffic is worse because of the amount of cars just stopping.”

Concern has also been raised around a potential increase in congestion at peak times when the new intake of pupils from John Summers High School join Connah’s Quay High School following the closure of the Queensferry school next year.

Transport officials have already completed a risk assessment outside the Connah’s Quay school following concerns raised, they believe the new ‘closed gate’ measure poses no greater risk than before.

Flintshire County Council say they are investigating new measures to improve safety for road users and pedestrians particularly where concerns around parked vehicles have been raised.

[miptheme_quote author=”Flintshire County Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Bernie Attridge ” style=”boxquote text-left”]Road Safety outside schools is one of our key priorities and these proposals will help ensure the safety of school children in the county and I look forward to a successful outcome to the bid. [/miptheme_quote]

The Council is intending to submit a bid to Welsh Government for funding to support pilot road safety measures outside a number of schools in the County during the next financial year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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