Road safety is emphasised by head teachers
A HEAD teacher is backing the crackdown on dangerous drivers after his daughter saw a boy get hit outside her secondary school.
Greg Waters, head teacher of Bishops C of E Primary School, in Chelmsford, said: "I think road safety is an issue that should be permanently on the public agenda.
"We try to do a lot to improve safety. We have done a Speedwatch and also have got a group together to learn rules on the road.
"My daughter was on the bus and she saw the boy get hit in the face by a white van's wing mirror.
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"Some teeth were knocked out, he said there was a lot of blood, and I think he broke something.
"A lot of the children witnessed the accident, and afterwards they were sent home because they were traumatised."
Chelmer Valley High School head, David Franklin, where the young boy was hit, agreed with keeping road safety a priority.
He said: "The young boy had moved from Finland recently, and unfortunately had an accident with the van about three weeks ago.
"We were all concerned about him and went to visit him in hospital but luckily his injuries were not serious.
"Cycle safety is a big issue at our school because of the number of students who cycle here.
"We have really started to make progress. People are now not aware as perhaps adults used to be."