ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE
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.