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  Students Join Police in Educating Drivers

Nov 12, 2009 12:41 ET

Members of 16 Division (Clarington), members of the Auxiliary Unit and students from Courtice Secondary School were out in force November 10 to educate motorists on the dangers of speeding.

Students from a Grade 11 law class helped conduct radar enforcement at Hwy.2 and Clarington Blvd. in Bowmanville. Any motorist who was caught speeding was given the option of receiving a ticket or hearing an essay on the importance of safe driving and the effects it can have on their lives.

“Through this assignment, I have realized that driving is definitely a privilege” said 16-year-old Holly, “and people are abusing it.”

One motorist was clocked going 29 km/h over the speed limit which would have resulted a $138.75 fine plus three demerit points against their licence and a second driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence.

The experience has also allowed the students to interact with police officers in a positive environment. A driver stated he was happy to see the police and the kids working together to promote road safety.

Chris, a 16-year-old student in the class, has submitted the essay he read to the motorists.

Below are attached files.
trafffic thumb (JPG file, 46.9K bytes)
Cst. Rathwell teaches the students to use the radar gun (JPG file, 332.2K bytes)
Grade 11 student Chris reads his essay to a motorist (JPG file, 373.6K bytes)
Auxiliary Sergeant Paul Murray joins the class (JPG file, 376.3K bytes)
Chris' Essay (PDF file, 8.7K bytes)