Published: 24 February 2017
Traffic was smooth in the Overstrand on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 as hundreds of learners returned to school after the December holiday.
"Traffic was heavy but manageable and everything was under control on the first day of school. Overstrand Traffic monitored the roads around schools in the mor-ning and afternoon to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. There were no reports of major accidents," Traffic Chief Rudi Fraser reported.
He reminded parents not to park carelessly near school gates, especially in designated drop-off and pick-up points and advice parents to try and leave earlier than normal to avoid arriving at peak times in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
"Parents should stick to their lane, keep a safe distance between their cars and the vehicle in front, and avoid swerving. When they reach the school, they should drop off their children in a safe area and be mindful of pedestrians on the crosswalk," Superintendent of Traffic Services Titus added.
He also requested parents to make sure school transport, lift clubs etc. meet all necessary requirements.
Road Safety is an issue that affects everyone as we all need to use roads; whether we are children or adults.
“SaveKidsLives” is part of the Overberg District Safety Plan campaign that calls for urgent action to halve road deaths and injuries.