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Government puts road safety in the classroom as students return to school

WA Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has urged drivers to be extra vigilant as hundreds of thousands of Western Australian school students return to the classroom.

Thanks to a package of road safety programs announced, one of the first lessons pre-primary students will learn is the importance of becoming safe road users.

Authored by Danny Katz, ‘That’s the sound the street makes’ follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with her sniffling Dad, as she reminds him how to be a responsible and safe pedestrian.

It will be supplied to every pre-primary class in WA.

An augmented reality app which teaches four to 11-year-olds about road safety will also be rolled out to schools in regional WA.

The $107,000 worth of initiatives aimed at teaching children key road safety messages is being funded from the Road Trauma Trust Account.

Motorists are being reminded they must reduce their speed to 40kmh in school zones, between the hours of 7:30am to 9am and 2:30pm to 4pm.

The WA Police Force will be running targeted operations around 40kmh school zones.

Source: WA Government

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