Child safety near roads spot­lighted in Man­gakino

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

The safety of chil­dren was the theme this week in Man­gakino as mem­bers of the com­mu­nity took part in Child Safety Day.

The event was or­gan­ised by Taupo District Coun­cil and road safety co-or­di­na­tor Chris­tine Hutchi­son said it fo­cussed on child safety in ve­hi­cles and play around the home and drive­ways.

The event was held at Man­gakino Fire Sta­tion and dur­ing the day chil­dren were ed­u­cated with the Drive­way Runover Kit which showed the re­al­ity of how lit­tle could be seen from a ve­hi­cle when it was re­vers­ing.

Ruben the Road Safety Bear also per­formed a road safety mes­sage fo­cus­ing on pedes­trian safety, re­straints and gen­eral road safety aware­ness.

Of­fi­cials also in­tro­duced at­ten­dees to Clicki Ricki which clearly demon­strated to par­ents and driv­ers how to cor­rectly fit child re­straints and raise aware­ness about how to fit straps and child har­nesses cor­rectly.

SAFETY FIRST: Stu­dents from Man­gakino Area School get a tour through a fire truck dur­ing Child Safety Day in Man­gakino this week.

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