Children road test safety initiative

YOUNGSTERS have been testing out a teaching programme that is designed to warn them about the dangers of lorries on the roads. The children, all sons and daughters of employees of DHL at the base in Godmanchester, took part in the pilot at the depot, whic

YOUNGSTERS have been testing out a teaching programme that is designed to warn them about the dangers of lorries on the roads.

The children, all sons and daughters of employees of DHL at the base in Godmanchester, took part in the pilot at the depot, which will now be taken to schools in the district.

TACS, Trucks and Child Safety, run by the delivery company and the Exel Foundation, aims to teach seven to 11-year-olds greater awareness of large vehicles and their dangers.

They will take trucks into schools to show the children exactly what a driver can and cannot see in the mirrors, about the noise the engine makes and that drivers may not be able to hear them when they shout stop.


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They are also taught about the distance needed between the truck and the pavement when a vehicle is turning left at a junction, and what they should do if a football runs under a truck.

INFORMATION: The TACS programme is being offered free to schools. Contact Pamela Dougherty, HR Manager, DHL Exel Supply Chain, Unit 3, Cardinal Way, Royston Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2XR. Telephone: 01480 447509.

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