Our team of Junior Road Safety Officers-JRSO’s went out last term to look at the
parking and dropping off arrangements at the school gate in the mornings.
We would now like to share this information from our observations.
As you know parking for a short time makes it dangerous for children who
want to cross the road near the school gates, it stops them from seeing traffic
approaching and drivers from seeing them.
At Kirkliston Primary School we have yellow lines painted behind the zigzags to
stop parking and now we have a wider pavement at the gate.
What we saw:
Cars parking on the corners
Cars double parking
Children dropped off at the grass to be closer to the gate
Children walking on the road
Opening car doors on the roadside and Children getting out of cars on the roadside
Parking on both sides
Parking on the pavement
Parking in front of drive ways
Parking on speed bumps
Please try to remember:
Think about children who are walking to school
Always look out for them and drive slowly
From Kirkliston JRSO’s-Lisa Mackie, Mia Aitchison, Mark Miller and Megan Lee