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Getting shirty over thirty

Motorists who break the speed limit on the Old Ashby Road in Leicestershire this month will find themselves with more than points on their licence. They will be in line for a lecture on road safety - from a child in a high-vis jacket.

Children from the local YouthZone youth club, supported by officers from Loughborough police station, will lie in wait with a speed gun on the 30mph stretch near the school gates. Police will pull over drivers and allow children to deliver their "Kill your speed, don't kill us" message. Eight pupils are involved in the enforcement programme.

Sandy Gough, leader of the YouthZone club, said speeding and littering were the two biggest concerns among young people.

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