Well-taught school kids take road safety in hand

LIVERPOOL West Public school pupils are putting the rules of road safety first.

The school on Hoxton Park Road recently received an NRMA grant of $1000 for road safety education.

Assistant principal Ben Kirkman said it was important for children to understand and have knowledge of signs and road safety rules.

"We need to teach road safety as effectively as we can. And the grant is going to help do that," he said.

"We want to create and try to stimulate public transport in the school, paint a section of the playground with road markings and signs so the kids can practise road safety at school.

"Liverpool is getting busier and busier. There's lots of development and more cars, more people on the roads. It just makes road safety even more important."

Mr Krikman said children need to how to be safe when travelling independently to public places.

"We teach them to learn the signs, we learn about public transport and how to use that safely," he said.

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