Be safe on school roads


Lakeview School's Alanah Molina will be one of the many school patrol officers out when school returns next week, as Wairarapa Road Safety Council reminds motorists to stay safe around schools.

Alanah was recognised as the Patrolee of the Year 2012 and was awarded the Breadcraft Shield and miniature cup along with a $200 sports voucher.

WRSC manager Dave Ryan said school patrols are a vital part of road safety around schools.

"They are out there in all weathers helping make sure children get to school safely and it's great that a local business such as Breadcraft supports them in this way."

Mr Ryan said it was an opportune time to remind drivers they are required to stop when school patrol signs are put out and must remain stopped until all signs have been pulled in.

He also wanted to remind motorists that the white diamond on the road before a pedestrian crossing indicates the safe stopping distance of any vehicles approaching.

Peter Rewi, of Breadcraft, said he was pleased to support road safety in schools.

Police education officers will also catch up with patrols in the first few weeks of school to ensure training is kept to a high standard.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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