Safety the top of education agenda

Drivers are being reminded to drive safely in and around school zones, as the 2019 school year gets underway this week.  

Mayor of Hume City, Cr Carly Moore said that with the start of the 2019 school year, motorists are advised to take extra care in and around school zones. 

“Being considerate, patient and mindful of pedestrians in the increased traffic, particularly at school drop-off and pick-up times, will help ensure that every child in Hume is able to get to and from school safely,” Cr Moore said. 
“There is no excuse for not following 40km-speed limits or parking restrictions in school zones. 
“Helping your child get to school safely is our priority. As of the start of the 2019 school year, we have engaged 98 crossing supervisors, whose responsibility it is to ensure that over 40,000 students in Hume City get to school safely. 
As one of Melbourne’s growth areas, Hume City’s school-aged population (five to 17 years) is tipped to rise by 53 per cent to 63,023.
“This remarkable growth demonstrates great confidence in our City and more importantly, it illustrates how the combination of affordability, infrastructure and services continues to attract young families  to Hume City,” Cr Moore said.  
“Council will continue to advocate for better roads, services and infrastructure to ensure that young families can provide a sound education for their children and create the lifestyle that they aspire to.”

Posted on 4:00 PM, 25 January 2019

Updated : 6:01 PM, 25 January 2019

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