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  Speeding drivers given grilling by pupils
Updated 19 June 2003, 15.30
Speeding drivers are facing an unusual punishment
People who drive too quickly past a school in Lancashire have been given an unusual punishment by police - explaining themselves to the pupils!

Normally if drivers are caught going too fast by police they get a fine and the speeding is recorded on their licence.

But at the Lancashire school, eight speeding drivers were given a choice between a fine or facing a group of four pupils.

Often police use speed cameras to catch drivers
Often police use speed cameras to catch drivers
All eight of them chose to face the kids, and they had to answer lots of questions from the pupils about what they did.

Think!

One of the pupils, 15-year-old Emily, told CBBC Newsround's website: "They all took it on board. Some of them did change the way they thought about speeding.

"It'll help me too when I learn to drive, I'll remember it, so I'll change the way I drive."

The scheme is part of the school's Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, and in one section called service, kids often do things like this to help the community.

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