A HAMPSHIRE head teacher made a heartfelt plea to county chiefs to improve road safety near her school – and save lives.

Janice Bernard, head of Perins School in Alresford, said the “extremely busy” junction of Jacklyns Lane and West Street was the main pedestrian access to the school.

Yet it was a “completely blind corner”, so pupils trying to cross the road could not see around it and had to dodge between cars, buses and HGVS.

Speaking to a meeting of the full council in Winchester Mrs Bernard quoted a pupil who said a few simple measures could “save lives”. And she appealed to the council to act quickly.

Councillors heard pupils had already come up with ideas to improve road safety, including hatching and a raised hump in the road to slow traffic.