COUNCIL ROAD SAFETY COMPETITION WINNER

A colourful design reminding drivers to adhere to a 20mph speed limit near schools has been chosen as the winner of a Council competition.

The drawing by Taylor Bennett was chosen from more than 600 entries made to the West Dunbartonshire Council annual road safety calendar competition.

Her creation, which says STOP alongside a car and a sign reading ’20 is plenty’, will now be used for the 2020 calendar distributed to all schools, council offices, community education centres, libraries and health centres.

Taylor, who is in Primary 6 at Edinbarnet Primary School in Clydebank, was congratulated by Councillor Iain McLaren at a school assembly on Monday.

She was presented with a trophy and a £40 voucher for her efforts by Cllr McLaren and Catherine Tonner, the Council’s Road Safety Officer.

The school also celebrated a pupil from Primary 3, Frankie Carroll, whose design was chosen as the best in her age group and will now be on display in libraries throughout the area.

Frankie Carroll, whose design was chosen as the best in her age group, receives a certificate from Cllr McLaren.

The school was also presented with the overall Road Safety trophy, to put on display.

Councillor McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Congratulations to Taylor and Frankie and to all the boys and girls who took time to enter this competition. Taylor’s design was chosen because it was bright and colourful, and it also has an extremely important message to drivers to watch their speed, especially when driving close to a school.

“The safety of our residents is a top priority for the Council and this competition opens up a conversation about road safety with our young people, teaching them how to be safe in a fun and educational way.”

Nineteen schools took part in the Road Safety Calendar Competition this year, and there were over 600 entries.

All the winning entries will be on display in libraries throughout West Dunbartonshire in the first few months of 2020.

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