Walking is good for children.
Children who walk regularly:
- Build and maintain healthy bones and muscles
- Increase their flexibility and stamina
- Maintain a healthier weight
- Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
- Increase their ability to concentrate and remember
- Enjoy physical exercise, such as sport
- Have better sleep patterns
- Develop healthy exercise habits that could last a lifetime
A Parent’s Guide to Child Pedestrian Safety [PDF, 782 KB] provides information on teaching children to be safe pedestrians.
Child pedestrian safety tips for drivers
- Watch for children when backing out of your driveway
- Drive out forward from your driveway if you can
- Double check the footpath and cycleway
- If you have to reverse, do it safely and slowly
- Look for pedestrians and cyclists
- Remember children are unpredictable
Stop at school patrols when stop sign is extended
School patrols are finding it hard to get a break in the traffic.
- STOP if a school patrol sign is extended… regardless of which side of the road it is on
- SLOW DOWN around schools and be prepared to stop at all school crossing points
- KEEP plenty of SPACE between you and cars in front