Opinion

Have a say about schools

By Reader Contributed

It was very sad to hear of the accident outside Kialla West Primary School and I wish all those who were injured a speedy recovery.

We see many schools built alongside of busy roads.

It would make a lot of sense if new schools were built in areas where there is very little current or expected vehicular traffic.

Children would be much safer and drivers would not be always caused to slow down for the restrictions around schools, and this may be a reason why the accident occurred in Kialla West.

A recent example of a new school built alongside a busy highway is St Luke’s Catholic Primary School just north of Shepparton.

It may not be practical to shift many existing schools, but our parliamentary election hopefuls should seriously consider this as one of their platforms in the forthcoming Victorian election.

Readers, if you think the safety of your children is important, have your say now. Some time ago there was reference to problems of the interaction of vehicles and students at Notre Dame College.

This is not a problem that will go away if no sensible long-term action is not taken.

- Rodney Champness

Mooroopna