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19/10/2016

Kruger’s Pedestrian Crossing

A pedestrian crossing is provided in front of Kruger State School to help students and parents to cross the road safely on the way to and from school.

Our school crossing supervisor stops vehicles before allowing children to cross.   Pedestrians entering or leaving the school need to stop, wait and follow the crossing supervisor’s directions. 

If the crossing is not supervised, you need to make sure that drivers can see you waiting to cross and do not start crossing until cars travelling in both directions have come to a complete stop.

Drivers must slow down and stop when a pedestrian steps onto a marked crossing and drivers must give way to any pedestrian on the crossing.

Please take extra care on the crossing outside our school.  We want to ensure that EVERYONE arrives and departs school safely!

5 Tips for Safer School Zones

Allow enough time to take your child to school safely and without rushing.

Always observe parking signs and speed limits in and around school zones.  They are designed to keep your child safe.

Talk about parking signs, traffic lights and school crossings with your child.  Identify and discuss places where it’s safe to get in and out of the car and cross the road.

Teach your child to cross the road where there are traffic control lights or at a designated pedestrian crossing, where generally there is a crossing guard supervising traffic.

Park a few streets away and walk the rest of the way – its great exercise and helps teach your child road safety rules.

  1. Allow enough time to take your child to school safely and without rushing.
  2. Always observe parking signs and speed limits in and around school zones.  They are designed to keep your child safe.
  3. Talk about parking signs, traffic lights and school crossings with your child.  Identify and discuss places where it’s safe to get in and out of the car and cross the road.
  4. Teach your child to cross the road where there are traffic lights or at a designated pedestrian crossing, where there is a crossing guard supervising traffic.
  5. Park a few streets away and walk the rest of the way – its great exercise and helps teach your child road safety rules.

 

For more information about ways to help keep school zones safe, please visit the Ipswich City Council school parking guidelines -

http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/residents/laws_regulations/parking/school-parkingool-parking