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.
These agencies 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