Students praised for bike indicator invention
Judges of a road safety contest have praised a group of students from the south-west of England for their bike indicator invention.
Jon Simmons, Stephen Barnes, Ryan Churchill, Josh Keating and Tom Davison all took part in the design of the indicator, reports the Yeovil Express.
The students, who are all aged 18, placed second in the Somerset County Council competition designed to raise awareness of road safety.
Headteacher at Holyrood Academy in Chard Martin Brook said: "Having only been at the school for three weeks, it is already very clear to me that we have some fantastically talented students. It's also excellent to see how involved the sixth formers are with the school."
Jon, who took the lead on the design of the bike indicator, explained that the group of students wanted to raise awareness of the importance of bike safety.
He said: "A lot of sixth formers were actually quite interested in it."
Cyclists currently indicate their intentions to other motorists with a series of hand signals.