21 May 2015
Parents are encouraged to walk their primary school children to school on Friday 22 May to help teach them safe pedestrian behaviour and road awareness.
It’s important for parents to equip their children with the practical skills needed to safely navigate roads, cross at intersections and be a responsible pedestrian. Walking them to school helps them develop the vital road crossing skills they will need when they are old enough to walk or ride to school on their own.
The national event is now in its 16th year. For further information visit the National Walk Safely to School Day website.
Another positive to this event is that walking regularly at an early age has long term health benefits, with recent studies showing that walking to school is associated with higher overall physical activity throughout the day.
From 1 July 2019, your Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance will be your choice.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
Road surfacing works will be undertaken on Ayliffes Road, St Marys this weekend, as part of the Darlington Upgrade Project.
Motorists are advised there will be a partial closure of South Road for northbound traffic between Cross Road and Anzac Highway from 10pm until 5am on the nights of Friday, 24 May, and Saturday, 25 May, to allow works.