Panania Public School

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Road safety

Panania Public School welcomes safe and careful drivers.

Our school is bounded by Picnic Point Road, Lawler Street and Lambeth Street. The main entrance to the school is in Lawler Street, but pedestian access to the school also exists in Picnic Point Road and Lambeth Streets.

In accordance with state regulations, all surrounding streets form a school zone, which carries a speed limit of  40 Km/hr between the times of 8:00AM - 9:30AM and 2:30PM - 4:00PM on gazetted school days.

Statewide statistics show that young people are at high risk of injury in and around schools at peak times.

Please support our school by driving watchfully and obeying the warning and regulatory signs in our zone.

The school has a number of driveways which are for staff and utility vehicles only. They must be kept clear at all times to allow free movement of traffic. The Lawler St carpark is available for "drop off" and "pick up" of students attending before and after school at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). There is a parking area reserved for use by drivers with disabled parking permits in Lawler St.

Visibility is a key factor in pedestrian safety. The practice of double parking and parking in areas contrary to signage can cause unsafe situations by reducing visibility.

To maximise passenger safety, always ensure that children enter and exit vehicles from the passenger side of the vehicle, which prevents them from stepping out into traffic flow. While travelling in vehicles, seat belts and/or restraints must be fastened at all times.

Panania Public School has a road safety traffic regulator who is responsible for maintaining a safe environment around the school crossing on Picnic Point Rd by controlling the movement of cars and pedestrians.

Please give way to buses and keep a close watch on the movement of children around bus zones.

All children who ride their bikes or scooters to school must be wearing an approved safety helmet during their journey. A school approved "Bike Licence" is necessary if students ride to and from school, and are over the age of 10.

By supporting each other and engaging in practices that support pedestrian safety, together we can make our roads a safer place.

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