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School Road Safety Reminder

13/02/2017
Our school can be a very busy place at drop off and pick up times, particularly the front car park, so it is important that students and parents are reminded of some basic road safety rules.
Here are some basic tips for parents to model and share with your child to ensure they have a safe trip to and from school each day:
  • Children under the age of 10 should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • When crossing a road, always STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK and keep looking and listening while you cross.
  • Where possible, young children should always hold a grown-up’s hand when crossing the road.
  • Always cross the road at a marked pedestrian crossing and if none is available choose a safe place to cross where you can see traffic in either direction.
  • When children are old enough to walk or ride to school on their own, it’s important to show the child the safest route.
  • Make sure your child gets in and out of the car on the footpath side, away from traffic.
  • If travelling by bus, always wait until the bus has stopped before getting on or off and wait for the bus to move away before finding a safe place to cross the road.
  • Ensure your child is aware that they should never play on or around roads and encourage them to play in parks, backyards or other safe places instead.
As parents and carers, the best way you can teach your child road safety is to set a good example yourself. Our school community looks to all parents acting safely and maintaining the safety of all Labrador students.