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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Back To School message for school newsletter

As part of our Travelwise programme we are participating in Auckland Transport’s Back To School campaign this term. We want to remind all parents to take care when driving around our school and to pass this message on to friends and family.
Stick to the speed limit when driving past our school and remember even small increases over the speed limit can be the difference between life and death.  We can all do our bit to keep our kids safe as they travel on the roads around our school.
We would like to highlight to you that the speed limit when passing a stationary school bus is 20km/hr.  This limit is in place to protect drivers and children in and around school buses.  School bus incidents happen on both high and lower speed roads. But the faster a vehicle is travelling, the more likely a child will be killed if hit.
Expect the unexpected – Drivers need to be able to stop should a child run across the road without looking.  If you are collecting a child from a roadside bus stop or on the road outside school please make sure you park in a safe place and never call your child across the road.