STUDENTS across South Bucks are to start training to become road safety officers.

New Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO’s) are to begin their training from Friday, November 13, at multiple schools across the region. A JRSO is a primary-school student who champions road safety and sustainable travel among their classmates.

As part of their training, the students will participate in three workshops about road safety and school parking and hear talks from Thames Valley Police and the Fire Service. They will also have rides in lorries, to see the roads from a new perspective.

The aim of the JRSO initiative is to improve road safety and to ease congestion across the borough.

Deputy Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Mark Shaw, said: “The JRSOs really do make a difference at their schools. Promoting safe and sustainable travel helps not only their fellow pupils at the school, but residents surrounding areas as well.”