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1 February 2019 · Noble Volkswagen

Back to School Safety!

New books, new teachers, even perhaps a new car?

With the school holidays coming to a close, kids and parents alike are gearing up for the school year ahead. The start of the new school year not only affects students and their parents, but also drivers.

It may be tricky for our minds to make the switch from holiday mode. So, to make it a little easier for all, here are a few important things to remember when school starts on Tuesday 29th January.

For Drivers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽40km/h school speed zones are fully operational from 8:00am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4:00pm in most areas. Check with your local school for accurate times. Be on the lookout for school zones and always obey the speed limit.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Be alert and aware of children crossing the road.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Give way to pedestrians.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Allow a little extra time when travelling through school zones at drop off and pick up times.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Don鈥檛 que across roundabouts or traffic lights.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Be aware of busses loading and unloading students.

For Students & Parents:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Be alert and be aware when walking to school or bus stop. Plan a walking route, to find the most direct way to your destination.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Remember to look both ways when crossing the road.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Beware of 鈥楴o Stopping鈥 and 鈥楴o Parking鈥 zones when dropping students off.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Allow extra travel time in bad weather.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Ensure shoe lases are tied before beginning a walk or bike ride.

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Follow these tips for a safe return to the new school year!