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Thursday 18 April 2013

Local students design road safety posters


Local graphic design students have produced posters to help Cheshire Police raise awareness amongst young people about road safety.

The students, who are from Mid Cheshire College, designed the posters around the theme of drivers taking responsibility for the safety of their passengers. The best poster will be used in an upcoming road safety campaign.

Roads Policing Motorway Operations Inspector Liz Cunningham and Road Safety Officer PC Dave Murray attended the Mid Cheshire College campus in Hartford on Wednesday 16 April to reveal the winning design.

Hollie Pearson, 20, from Runcorn, took first prize for her poster, which incorporates an image of a crash test dummy with the message ‘don′t treat your passengers like dummies′.

She said: "I found the work interesting but very challenging. It will be an honour to see my work being used to help prevent further road accidents."

Inspector Liz Cunningham praised the work that the students had put into the designs: She commented: "It′s good to have ideas from the right target age group. If the young people like these ideas then we know we can connect with them."

PC Dave Murray frequently engages with young people on the subject of road safety. He said: "The posters will be a great asset when getting across distressing facts to young drivers."

Second place went to Caroline Lees from Wilmslow.

For more information on road safety, visit the Cheshire Police website:

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