PUPILS from a Westcliff primary school are set to tackle speeding motorists.

They are hoping to deter motorists who break the speed limit outside Milton Hall Primary School, in Salisbury Avenue.

This is the first of these schemes to be launched in the Southend area under the banner of Operation Blue Light.

Traffic cops will stand by the road-side recording the speed of oncoming vehicles and stopping any motorists caught speeding.

The driver is then given the option of either accepting a £30 fine and three points on their licence, or speaking to pupils who go to the nearby school.

If they do opt to speak to the children, they will be asked a series of questions, which the children themselves have devised, and given a poster to go home with to remind them of their experience.