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Children under watch

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE police are taking the extra step to ensure safety of children with the starting of the new school term yesterday.

Police Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu directed his officers to ensure utmost safety on roads.

ACP Tudravu told divisional police commanders to have their men based at all school crossings and also ensure smooth traffic flow.

"Police will be present to see that students cross at the safest point and also to see that motorist take caution when approaching school crossing," said ACP Tudravu.

"Motorists are urged to slow down once approaching pedestrian crossings, schools or bus stops.

"Safety is everyone's responsibility and should be practised by all road users especially during the first day of school.

"We are urging teachers to give their students a few road safety tips while they are in school.

"We are also urging parents to do the same before their children leave for school."

ACP Tudravu says police will be out and about monitoring students and traffic during the early morning rush.

He said school bus drivers had to practise safety at all times and see that students travelling in their bus behaved and ensured they (children) got off at the right safe spot.

The road death toll until now stands at 25 compared with 14 for the same period last year.

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