Protect our Preschools and Child Care Centres with Speed Limits!

Protect our Preschools and Child Care Centres with Speed Limits!

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Happy Day Preschool and Long Day Care started this petition to Mayor Darriea Turley and

To the Broken Hill Community and beyond! Please show your support for our petition to have 40km speed limits kept/put in place around Preschools and Childcare Centre's! 

Happy Day Preschool and Long Day Care in Broken Hill NSW have recently been advised by the local RMS that the council will be removing the 40km speed limit signs outside of the service.  Local RMS says this is because Preschools & Childcare Centre's are not classed as schools. 

After a few google searches we have found this is not an isolated issue and that RMS have previously been known to have said the 40 km/h zones are not appropriate for preschools because school zones are designed to protect unaccompanied school children on roads with direct access to schools.  They say children attending preschools and childcare facilities have to be accompanied by an adult by law.

As a parent and board member for Happy Day Preschool, I feel this is careless of Roads and Maritime Services! After having this speed limit in place for so many years in front of the service they have decided to take this safety precaution away from the local area! 

Although children attending Preschool and Day Care Centre's would always be accompanied by an adult, there are so many risks associated with trying to get these little people inside the school grounds.  Some children do not have road safety skills as yet and they can be very unpredictable around roads.  This can make it hard for parents with bags and other small children to try and get everyone in safely!  I think the safety of knowing road users are being cautious, and going 10kms slower around our Centre's is something most parents, grandparents and carers would agree with!

Although we may not be classed as a school, I think we and all other Child Care Facilities around NSW should be deemed as “40km High Pedestrian Activity Areas”. 

Let’s keep our children safe and the road users alert before it’s too late!  If you agree please sign our petition ASAP! 

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