Safety message highlighted for Logan students
Published: 17 May 2018
Logan families are urged to throw their support behind a special road safety day tomorrow.
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.
City Roads and Water Committee Chairman Councillor Phil Pidgeon said WSTSD was designed to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.
“The main message is that active kids are healthy kids so we want to encourage parents and carers to include walking to school in their day,” Cr Pidgeon said.
“Encouraging less driving and more walking also helps to decrease congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from cars.”
Cr Pidgeon said he wanted to encourage local students to join in the spirit of the day and keep the benefits of WSTSD going all year round.
He said the day also offered the chance to remind parents about the importance of acting appropriately in and around school zones.
Springwood Road Policing Unit Acting Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Jim Lynam said Queensland Police wanted to remind the community to be extra vigilant on the roads on WSTSD.
“There is likely to be more children moving around on foot through the city’s streets so it is important that we are taking care when behind the wheel,” he said.
Acting Snr Sgt Lynam said the safety of children travelling to and from school was an important issue for school communities.
“School road safety is something which requires an awareness from the whole community and commitment.
“We all need to play a role in keeping children safe as they travel to and from school every single day of the school year.”
Tips for road safety around schools:
- Obey the signed speed limits.
- If you’re dropping off or picking up children, use designated stop, drop and go zones. Remember not to leave your vehicle in these zones.
- Make sure everyone has their seatbelts fastened before driving off.
- Never double park and park only where permitted.