All motorists are reminded to be aware of reduced speed limits around schools, and both motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’ when using or driving around school zones.
The safety of students travelling to and from school, and the protection of our School Crossing Supervisors, is one of the most important issues for our community. There are 43 entrusted School Crossing supervisors employed by Wellington Shire Council, who ensure the safe arrival and departure of children at their schools. There is only one unsupervised crossing within Sale. The Supervisors do a magnificent job controlling the Crossing Zones at the busiest times of the day, however motorists and those dropping off and collecting children also make a huge contribution towards safety around our schools.
Drivers are reminded when approaching school crossings, to drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing. The driver must also stop at the crossing if a hand-held sign is displayed at the crossing, or a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing. If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a hand-held stop sign, the driver must not proceed until the holder of the sign no longer displays the sign towards the driver or otherwise indicates that the driver must proceed. If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a pedestrian, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing.
To help keep our kids and Crossing Supervisors stay safe, it is important for drivers to:
For more information about community road safety, please contact Wellington Shire Council Municipal Services on 1300 366 244.