Road safety at schools, please

2016-05-04 06:00

Sir, I AM still in a state of shock. Driving in Pine Street at about 2pm on Friday two taxis were sort of double parked just before the Okes Street traffic lights.

Unlike some of the speedsters who race up and down Pine Street I was, as always, driving way below the speed limit. Fortunately because as I was alongside the outer taxi a young schoolboy dashed across the street right in front of me. He did not look - obviously just leapt out and ran.

If I had been driving any faster he would have been a goner.

Please, before there is a tragedy can the schools, Greytown traffic personnel and the taxi associations get together to educate pupils on the basic rules of safety in traffic. When I was at school about 20 years ago in Greytown the traffic department used to visit schools to talk to the children about road safety - could that not be introduced again?

Very concerned driver


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