14th Jul, 2020

PCC John Campion raises concerns after 'pint-sized' officer hit by a car

Ross Crawford 26th May, 2019

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia John Campion has raised concerns after a ‘mini officer’ sign was damaged after being hit by a car.

The PCC introduced the metre-high metal ‘caricature police officers’ in November 2018 as part of a road safety campaign.

There are now 70 of these signs, designed to stand outside schools warning passing drivers to slow down and not park on the zig-zag markings.

“This accident should be a stark warning to motorists, because it could have easily been a child,” said Mr Campion.

“These signs are portrayed in a characterful and childlike way to encourage drivers to be considerate before they speed or park inconsiderately outside a school.

“I urge people to take their time around schools. These signs are working really well for the majority of schools that have used them, but there are some areas that are clearly still suffering.”

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