RSA Tips for Driving your Child to School

  • Children should be secured in the back seat in a restraint appropriate to their weight and height. Children who are under 150cms in height and weighing less than 36 kilograms must use the correct child restraint when travelling in cars or goods vehicles. Ensure they cannot open doors or windows.
  • Children should never be left alone in a vehicle, even for a brief period of time.
  • Set-down and collect your child on the school side of the road whenever possible. Never park opposite and call your child.
  • You must not park where parking is prohibited by a traffic sign or roadway markings. Never park on a path. Children are most vulnerable when crossing the road between parked cars. Not only will the child be unable to see approaching cars, drivers will not see them.
  • Co-operate with school wardens, or with school traffic procedures/management. 
  • Drivers, please give cyclists plenty of room.
  • Set a good example to children by always wearing your safety belt.