Making a difference one school at a time

The safety of all road users, especially the vulnerable is always a great concern for us and during the AA’s Road Safety Month in October, we will be trying to change the lives of the most vulnerable road users.

There are a lot of schools in Gauteng that are situated on busy roads and this has proven to be a great risk for the little children who walk to and from school on a daily basis without any adult supervision. This puts them at great risk of being run over by motorists and taxi drivers using the busy roads.

In order to try and make a difference in these communities and reduce the number of accidents that occur, the AA will be donating Scholar Patrol kits to 13 schools in Gauteng during the month of October. When we visit the schools we will talk to the pupils and educate them about what they can do to stay safe on the roads and the importance of Scholar Patrol in schools. We will then give them and their teachers training on how to effectively use Scholar Patrol to avoid any incidents.

Scholar Patrol is an important part of road safety education and is essential in enhancing the safety of children in their school’s vicinity. Not only does it regulate traffic, help to reduce vehicle speed and facilitate safe crossing of the road but also instills in the minds of our young pedestrians an awareness of the importance of road safety.

“All these schools are situated on very busy roads and the children walk to school daily, some without any adult supervision. This is how we aim to make a meaningful difference to future leaders, one school at a time,” said the AASA.  Here are the dates and schools we will be visiting during October:

Name of School Area Date
Bulelani P.S Mohlakeng (West Rand)   7 October 2010
Tswelelo P.S Mohlakeng (West Rand)   7 October 2010
Phandulwazi P.S Mohlakeng (West Rand)     7 October 2010
Qhobosheane P.S Diepkloof (Soweto)   8 October 2010
Zithathele P.S Orlando (Soweto)   8 October 2010
Sedibeng P.S Tembisa (Ekurhuleni 21 October 2010
Ekurhuleni School for the Deaf   Katlehong (Ekurhuleni) 20 October 2010
Ebomini P.S Ivory Park (Ekurhuleni) 21 October 2010
Makhatho P.S Sausville (Tshwane) 27 October 2010
Masizani P.S Atteridgeville (Tshwane)   27 October 2010
Agnes Chidi P.S Mamelodi (Tshwane) 28 October 2010
Sehibidu P.S Mobopane (Tshwane) 29 October 2010
Dithabaneng P.S Soshanguve (Tshwane) 29 October 2010

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