Safety fears outside Coventry school after 'multiple incidents' involving students

They are calling for safety measures outside the school following a number of collisions
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Demands are being made for safety measures outside Ash Green School. They are being championed by the Ash Green Road Safety Organisation.

It says that the secondary school is the one of the only ones in Warwickshire not to have a safe crossing for students, or a 20 mph speed restriction on the local roads. "There have been multiple incidents involving pedestrians on this road in the past year alone" the group said.

"We want to increase the safety of students walking to and from school and reduce the number of students involved in road accidents. Ash Green Lane is a busy road with heavy traffic, making it dangerous for pedestrians, especially children."

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In a bid to improve safety, the group is calling for a raised zebra crossing to be installed outside of the school. "This will not only slow down vehicles but also provide a safer crossing point for our children and other residents," the group said.

They have launched a petition urging Warwickshire County Council, which is responsible for both roads and schools across the county, to install the much-needed safety measure.

The petition can be found on the website here

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