Kids take 'walking bus' to school

Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march this morning, in a campaign to make the streets safer.

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Walking to school safely: A campaign to lower the speed limit takes to the streets of our region

With more than 2,000 children killed or seriously injured on our roads each year, getting them to school safely is a concern for all parents.

Aound 5,000 children across the region have marched for their right to feel safe on the streets near their schools, and to get the speed limit reduced to 20 in built up areas.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Children take the 'walking bus' to school in bid to make the streets safer

Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march this morning, in a campaign to make the streets safer.

It's part of an initiative by the charity Brake who want to lower the speed limit to 20mph in all residential areas.

The walk is also meant to teach children about road safety and encourage them to be more active.

Belinda Dugdale wants to lower the speed limit around her school to 20mph. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"What we're trying to do is encourage cars to slow down," Falconers Hill Junior School teacher Belinda Dugdale said.

"We're trying to tell people that twenty is plenty near our school, and to keep our community safe."

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