The Automobile Association is welcoming the release of the NZ Transport Agency’s safer journeys for rural schools guide and companion guidelines for school communities.
The main guide provides technical guidance for road controlling authorities and engineers so they can assess risk and identify the most effective solutions to improve road safety around schools.
It is targeted at schools, boards of trustees and parents and lists common road safety issues for schools, provides a short guide to help communities to identify the risks at their school, and then presents a range of effective solutions.
‘‘Rural school safety is an important issue for many rural communities, especially concerns about traffic speed near schools on open roads,’’ AA Policy Manager Simon Douglas said.
‘‘There are many ways that communities can improve their children’s safety,’’ he said.