Drivers urged to keep cool around schools

WITH research showing one in three Australian drivers are getting stressed when dropping off or collecting children from school, NRMA Insurance is urging Ipswich drivers to keep their cool with school going back this week.

The survey of more than 500 Australian drivers who drive kids to school also found that one in four admitted to ignoring parking signs or rules when dropping off or picking up kids from school.

NRMA Insurance is urging parents and carers who drive children to and from school to allow plenty of time and to follow the traffic rules.

NRMA Insurance spokeswoman Tracy Woodley said drivers were encouraged to stay calm and follow the rules when in school drop-off and pick-up zones.

"We understand everyone leads busy lives and we're all rushing to work or other commitments, however drivers need to be aware of the increased traffic around schools to ensure children and pedestrians are safe," she said.



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