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With the start of a
new school year next week it’s timely to think about the journey your children
will be taking to school, especially if they are new entrants or starting new
The journey to and
from school can be a learning and fun exercise for children and helping them to
understand road safety will help them stay safe on their journey.
Council’s Road Safety Co-coordinator Kathy Graham says an important part of teaching children road safety is to model
safe behaviour yourself and talk to your child about what you are doing and
Whether you’re accompanying your child
to school on foot, cycle or scooter or driving them in the car there are some
key things to remember:
out a suitable route for your child to walk, cycle or scoot is a good first
step. This may not necessarily be the shortest route, but the one with
the least potential hazards. If you drive your child to school, consider
if it is possible to park further away from the school gate and walk. This will help reduce congestion at the
school gate which can make it unsafe for everyone,” Kathy says.
North Canterbury Police Acting Sub Area
Commander Sergeant Anna Lloyd agrees.
“Double parking outside schools is of particular concern during pick-up
and drop-off times and puts children at risk by creating more hazards for them
to negotiate .Police also have a low tolerance for speed around schools and when
passing stationary school buses. Drivers are required to slow down to 20 km/h
no matter what side of the road you are on when passing a school bus. We’ll be
paying particular attention to both these areas of concern” she says.
School patrols also rely on courtesy and
safe behaviour from all road users to help keep children safe on their journey
to school. Getting to and from school should be an
enjoyable part of the day for children.
Everyone in the community can play a part to help keep everybody safe on
Name: Kathy Graham
Phone: 03 311 8900