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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

Pic­tures: An­drew Ritchie d471609 FEW peo­ple credit that road trauma is the lead­ing cause of death for chil­dren in WA and the sec­ond lead­ing cause of hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion for se­ri­ous in­jury.

The lit­tle-known but star­tling re­al­i­sa­tions are why a road and trans­port safety school was des­per­ately re­quired, ac­cord­ing to Con­sta­ble Care Child Safety Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive David Grib­ble.

So the Foun­da­tion set about build­ing one. Now, they’re hop­ing that the peo­ple will come.

WA’s first road and trans­port safety school for chil­dren was of­fi­cially opened in May­lands on Tues­day.

Set in a large back yard at the Foun­da­tion’s Sixth Av­enue premises, and per­haps sym­bol­i­cally within eye­sight of busy Guild­ford Road, the safety school is an amaz­ing de­vel­op­ment of a replica town fea­tur­ing all the ob­sta­cles a bike-rid­ing child might gen­uinely come across on the streets of Perth.

There are roads, a life-size bus, train car­riage, rail­way cross­ing com­plete with boom gate and flash­ing lights, traf­fic lights and cross­walks.

Con­sta­ble Care Safety School launch.

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