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Glebe and Inner City news

Wednesday 11 April 2001
THE first annual Walk Safely to School Day was held across NSW on Friday to encourage pedestrian safety.

Forest Lodge Public School worked throughout the term with Leichhardt Council and the Central Sydney Area Health Service to promote road safety and fitness among students and parents.

The Pedestrian Council of Australia initiative resulted in a council officer visiting Forest Lodge to instruct pupils and parents about being safe pedestrians.

The need to educate responded to RTA statistics stating more than 1700 child pedestrians aged five to 12 years were killed or injured on roads in the past five years.

Stop, look, listen and think were the four basic rules explained for crossing a road.
It is hoped the “rules” will combat a child's impulsive and easily distracted behaviour.

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