Be responsible when using school zones
THE state’s peak motoring body has urged parents to teach their children to “do it right, go left” as thousands have returned for the first day of the school year.
RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the simple lesson could save a child’s life.
“To make sure little ones aren’t getting out of the car into the way of oncoming traffic, they should learn to exit on the left-hand side of the car,” Ms Ross said.
“Teach them the saying – ‘do it right, go left’, to help it stick in their minds.”
Ms Hunter said parents and caregivers should be vigilant in school zones, as children generally did not think about road safety when they arrived at the gate.
“Children might be excited or preoccupied about the start the new school year, and to see their friends after the summer break,” she said.
Ms Ross said the warning came as new RACQ research showed 89 per cent of drivers were frustrated by others ignoring restricted speed limits in school zones.