Junior safety officers to earn stripes at training day

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JUNIOR road safety officers are being appointed by police chiefs to promote safe behaviour on our roads to fellow pupils.

The annual junior road safety officer induction training was set to take place today. Around 200 children from all of Edinburgh’s schools were due to attend, and road safety officers from Lothian and Borders Police were to be on hand to explain how their junior colleagues can raise road safety awareness within their own schools.

Chief Inspector Murray Dykes said: “We have had great success with this event in the past as the JRSOs gain a real sense of responsibility in teaching road safety to their peers and take their role seriously.”