Tomorrow is National Walk Safely to School Day, when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.
Now in its 23rd year, the national community event is seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport, and the environment.
Organisers encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school-age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour to promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
It is hoped that adults will ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road and help the children to develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
Other objectives are to promote the use of public transport and reduce car dependency habits created at an early age, which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
Remember to leave the car at home and take this opportunity to teach your kids valuable road safety skills. If you are driving, remember to take care in school areas to support those walking to and from school.