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School Road Safety Is No Accident

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has today launched a School Safety Survey to put school safety front and centre.

The survey is open to parents, carers, teachers and local residents and invites people to report concerns about safety for families that walk or ride to school.

The survey responses will help find ways to improve safety, encourage more families to walk and ride and pressure the State Government and local councils to make the changes our community needs.

Ms Hornery is encouraging parents across the Wallsend electorate to get online and complete the survey at www.nswschoolsafety.com/wallsend

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“It won’t come as a surprise to most parents or carers that of the million or so school students that will be travelling to and from school today, only 30% will get there by walking or riding, compared to 75% forty years ago.”

“Parents know the health benefits of their kids walking or riding to school and they know it helps beat congestion on our roads, too, but many believe it’s just not safe for them to do so.”

“This survey will help make it clear where improvements can be made and where we can get our kids and local communities moving again.”

“We all know about the school holiday effect on our roads. If we can just reduce car trips by 5%, traffic speeds would increase by 50%.”

“Walking or riding to school is never going to possible for everyone but if we can fix connections, make it easier and safer there are big wins for our kids health, our community and our environment.”

“The Wallsend electorate School Safety Survey can be completed online at www.nswschoolsafety.com/wallsend and closes on 13 March 2020.”

“I would encourage everyone to get online and fill it in.”