Be re­spon­si­ble when us­ing school zones

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

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.

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