Schools aim to address road safety issues around their school to create a safer environment for the whole school community by:
- teaching students about the local road safety conditions contributes significantly to improving their own safety.
- reminding parents and carers about safe behaviours outside the school also contributes significantly to the safety of our students.
- working with agencies to improve local safety issues in the school zone through planning, enforcement, engineering or environmental changes.
Department of Education's personnel who can assist with safety on and around schools
School Infrastructure NSW Assets Management Units (intranet)
Work Health and Safety Consultants (intranet)
External agencies which can assist include:
- local councils
- NSW Police
- bus operators
- Roads and Maritime Services.
Visit Transport for NSW's website for:
- information about how school zones operate
- identified agencies to assist principals manage safety around schools.
- programs that promote safe behaviours and help reduce crashes in Aboriginal communities.
Transport for NSW's initiatives which support safety around schools
- School zone flashing lights are being installed outside schools across NSW.
- School Crossing Supervisors support safe crossings outside of schools. Principals can apply for a School Crossing Supervisor.
- Drop-off and pick-up initiative provides parents and carers with a safe environment to drop off and collect their children from school by car.
- Pedestrian crossings on local roads are installed by councils and on state roads by Roads and Maritime Services.
- Flagged children's crossings (intranet) provides specific Department of Education's legal advice for principals