City of Greater Geraldton to encourage children to walk to school from early age

Posted on: Friday, 28 March 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

As part of its plan to reduce congestion around school zones, the City of Greater Geraldton is encouraging parents to start walking their young children to school from an early age.

Learning how to use roads safely takes many years. Supervision is important to keep children safe, because a child’s vision, hearing and memory are not as sharp as an adult's. Their concentration, perception, attention and co-ordination skills are also not fully developed.

So until they know how to use roads safely, parents are encouraged to accompany their children on their walks to school.

As well as reducing traffic and congestion in school zones, some other benefits of walking to school are improved fitness, health and precious time to chat with one another.

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