Pedestrian Council of
Safety – Amenity – Access – Health
Friday 19 May 2006
8 to 5
ENSURE THEY SURVIVE
PCA Urges Premier Iemma and Roads Minister Roozendaal to Extend School-Zone Times and Embark on a State-Wide Education Campaign
The Chairman of the PCA, Harold Scruby, today urged Premier Morris Iemma and NSW Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal to consider extending the NSW School-Zone times form 8:00 to 9:30 in the mornings and 2:30 to 4:00 in the afternoons to an all day period from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
“There are many good reasons to consider this idea. First, motorists are extremely confused by the current times, as they are difficult to remember. Many motorists complain that they are constantly having to check their watches, which in itself can be a dangerous driver-distraction.
“We would then ask the Government to embark upon an extensive advertising and promotional campaign using the slogan: “8 to 5 – Ensure They Survive”. It’s catchy and easily remembered.
“Children are our greatest asset and they deserve maximum protection at all times of the day, particularly around schools.” Mr Scruby added.
Contact: Harold Scruby - Tel: (0418) 110-011 or (02) 9968-4555