Road safety equipment to ensure students’ safety

Students in Savusavu with their new road safety equipment. Picture SUPPLIED

Students in Savusavu with their new road safety equipment. Picture SUPPLIED

TO ensure the safety of children, Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) has distributed specialised road safety equipment to three schools in the Northern Division.

A statement from FHH stated the equipment would improve visibility of road safety patrols throughout the school week.

“Yaroi District School, Buca Government School and St Bede’s College in Savusavu received safety equipment such as reflective vests, cones and stop/go paddles from FHH,” the statement stated.

“These schools were selected as they had no school road patrol equipment and are located in areas where crossing the road can be dangerous for the students.

“St Bede’s College is located on a blind corner making it especially hazardous for the children.”

FHH operations manager north Solo Nabete said this was part of overall plans to raise more awareness around the safe use of our road networks, especially around schools and FHH roadwork sites, by standardising visibility around major road networks, given the high road death toll last year.

Other schools are also being considered, according to Mr Nabete, who adds that an assessment is now in progress to determine priority areas.