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Monday, November 2, 2015
DRIVEWAY SAFETY at Waitahuna School
Today we were fortunate to have Sue from Safekids come and talk to us about driveway safety.
Some Playgroup families also came and helped to demonstrate how hard it is to see children behind you when you are backing a vehicle.
We were shocked that it took up to 20 metres to see preschoolers standing behind their cars.
These are some of the key points :
5 children are killed each year in NZ driveways
20 children a year, or 1 each fortnight are admitted to hospital
Most children injured are toddlers aged two years.
CHECK: for children before driving off.
SUPERVISE: children around vehicles - always
SEPARATE: children from driveway
Please be vigilant around our school gate when collecting and dropping off children.