As children across South Australia go back to school this week, there will be increased activity around school zones and on our roads and it is more important than ever to be highly aware when interacting with the road.
The Motor Accident Commission advises that thousands of vulnerable road users will return to the road this week with children and parents walking, cycling or getting out of vehicles. The need to be particularly aware, especially in school zones, is vital, as is the requirement to slow down to 25km when travelling through a school zone, or when passing a school bus collecting or dropping children at roadsides.
Young children can often be unpredictable and impulsive, especially excited children who may be meeting friends they may not have seen for many weeks.
With the return of the school term, road safety around schools is everyone’s responsibility, not just that of students, parents and teachers.