106 schools across Hampshire are unveiling ‘20 is Plenty’ signs to encourage a maximum speed of 20mph during school hours.
The poster campaign has been developed by Hampshire’s road safety team to encourage more considerate driving during school hours.
Schools were asked last autumn if they would like to join the voluntary scheme following concerns among parents that vehicle speed outside schools was a worry - even though statistics show vehicles don’t usually exceed 30 mph limits and there are few accidents outside Hampshire schools.
Ernest Sage, road safety services manager, said: “Putting up these signs will help road users think twice about their speed especially at start and finish times.”
In the last three years, nine reported serious injuries have occurred within 500m of any of Hampshire’s 570 schools.