A new book has been launched to help remind parents about the importance of parking safely outside schools.
Super Bob Tells Off Parents (STOP) is the second book commissioned by the family of Bobby Colleran from Huyton, who was sadly killed after a road traffic collision outside his school.
Readers can join Super Bob on another adventure as he makes sure parents and other adults, park safely and with consideration around schools during drop off and pick up times.
The book has been written by local author, Jude Lennon, with the help of Bobby’s family and with support from Knowsley Council’s Road Safety team.
Joanne Colleran, Bobby’s mum said:
The first Super Bob book has done a great job of reminding children about dangers on the road and about crossing the road safely. The new book now looks at reminding parents and other adults to park safely outside of schools.
During the school run, we see bad examples of parking nearly every day. And of course, we know the heart breaking results of what can happen as a result of this.
We’re asking parents to stop unsafe parking and to respect our children’s safety.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
We continue to take road safety very seriously in Knowsley and we are delighted to be involved in this second book in Bobby’s memory.
We know that unsafe parking around schools during drop off and pick up times is an issue and we already work closely with schools to help address this. This book will be an important reminder to parents to park with consideration and to think about the safety of others.
Super Bob STOP was officially launched on Friday 17 March 2017 at Bobby’s school, Blackmoor Park Infant School in West Derby. Every primary school in Knowsley and Liverpool will receive a copy of the new book and can arrange a visit from the author to tell the story to children.
How can I get a copy of the book?
You can buy copies of the book from the Bobby Colleran Trust and all proceeds from book sales will go back to trust to pay for more educational programmes and road safety resources. The trust was set up in Bobby’s memory to campaign for safer roads outside all schools.