For Parents - SCHOOL PARKING SAFETY

 CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

According to the Office of Road Safety, road trauma is the leading cause of death and the second most frequent cause of hospitalisation for children aged between 0 and 14.

Children’s vulnerability as road users is centred on their cognitive and perceptual development which is not fully developed until young adulthood.

Children are vulnerable road users because they:

» Are small and can not see over parked cars

» Driver’s can not see them properly

» Are energetic and have trouble stopping at corners

» Have difficulty telling where sounds are coming from and may expect traffic to come from the wrong direction.

» Have trouble judging the speed of cars reliably

» Tend to focus on what is in front of them

» May behave differently when they are out with other children, forgetting about traffic

» May freeze if they find themselves in the path of a car,rather than jumping out of the way.

Download:
City_of_Rockingham_School_Parking_Safety.pdf