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Police urge safety talk

Parents must talk to children about safety, in their preparation for the new school year, the Fiji Police Force said.  In a media release, the Force has asked parents and guardians to discuss safety at length with their children. This includes safety while traveling to and from school as well as the options available in the […]

Peni Shute

January 18, 2016 11:28 am

Parents must talk to children about safety, in their preparation for the new school year, the Fiji Police Force said. 

In a media release, the Force has asked parents and guardians to discuss safety at length with their children.

This includes safety while traveling to and from school as well as the options available in the event they are faced with situations where they may need assistance.

The force will conduct routine school operations which includes traffic control at school zones but will not be able to monitor other safety aspects of the time children are traveling to and from school.

Children are unpredictable in their actions, and through our collective efforts we should be able to ensure no child is harmed. Potential hazards are much easier to see and react to when driving at or below the school zone speed limit.

There will be significantly more traffic in and around school areas so the force will prioritise school patrols before and after school hours.

Motorists have been reminded to exercise increased awareness in and around a school zone as children do not always follow the rules of the road.

Children should be encouraged to be mindful of the company they choose to have and not be distracted by other activities that could compromise their safety.

The importance of being honest about their whereabouts or their intended plans for the day should always be discussed.

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