Juniors' Jumicar day

PUPILS from Riddings Junior School get to grips with a special 'Jumicar' as part of a scheme aimed at teaching children the dangers of the road.

Local safer neighbourhood officers joined forces with Nottingham firm Jumicar to provide the scheme.

The youngsters drove the cars on a specially designed track with realistic road signs, carrying out a number of manoeuvres such as stopping at crossings.

The aim of the event was to give pupils a better understanding of how a vehicle works and how a pedestrian's actions can lead to an accident.

The children were also given a talk about road safety, including issues such as the green cross code, the dangers of crossing the road near to a parked car and the meanings of some road signs.