With schools heading back tomorrow for the 2014 year, remember that the 40kmh school zones will be back in full force. Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey and Education Minister Peter Collier today reminded drivers it was the duty of everybody behind a wheel in Western Australia to watch out for children on the roads.
“Tomorrow will be the first day at school for many kids. It is so easy for parents and children to be distracted in and around schools, especially in the first few weeks of the school year,” Mrs Harvey said.
“Children are one of our most vulnerable road users. They can be unpredictable and given they are smaller in size, they can be harder to see.
“I think there is a wider message here that regardless of whether you are in a 40kmh zone - as a road user you have a responsibility to look out for our kids on roads.”