Hawley Gardens encourages safe driving through kids posters

School children have designed a collection of road safety signs that will be displayed around the Barratt Manchester development, Hawley Gardens in Thornton-Cleveleys.

Proud kids and parents at Hawley Gardens with winning designs
Proud kids and parents at Hawley Gardens with winning designs

The children, aged between five and 13, entered their drawings in to our competition and the winning five designs, have now been printed and are proudly displayed in open spaces at our Hawley Gardens development.


The initiative comes after recent research commissioned by road safety charity Brake and insurance firm Churchill, showed that half of all drivers in the UK admit to breaking 20mph speed limits. A poll of 2,000 motorists found that 52% have driven faster than 24mph in restricted areas over the last year.

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director said: “Safe driving is an extremely important practice and something we encourage across all of our developments and further afield. These signs are a good way of teaching children of a young age about road safety and a reminder to drivers to be aware of the hazards. We also hope the kids will be proud to see their own work displayed around Hawley Gardens.”

Each of the five young winners also received a prize of a £20 book voucher donated by Barratt Manchester.

The family friendly estate has two sets of each winning design, meaning a total of ten new signs are displayed throughout the development. The initiative has been highly praised by homeowners currently living at the development.