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Brake - an in­ter­na­tional road safety char­ity group - is urg­ing driv­ers to slow down and look out for chil­dren around schools as a new termbe­gins. It is call­ing on driv­ers to slow down to 30kmh out­side of schools as this gives driv­ers a far bet­ter chance of stop­ping if a child runs out onto the road. Brake NZ di­rec­tor Caro­line Perry said the death of a child on the road was dev­as­tat­ing and en­cour­aged driv­ers to be more aware. ‘‘We’re re­mind­ing driv­ers that they have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­tect other road users when they’re at the wheel.’’ The char­ity is also re­mind­ing driv­ers about the 20kmh speed limit in both di­rec­tions if pass­ing a school bus.

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