The weather is warming up and that means more children will be walking to and from school or using bikes and scooters. Many drivers don’t realize that the simple act of slowing to the maximum 30 km/hr. in a school zone can literally save a child’s life.
Here’s why. A child hit by a vehicle at 30 km/hr. has an 0 percent chance of surviving. That drops dramatically to only 10 per cent when speed increases to 50 km/hr. It also takes double the time for a vehicle traveling at 50 km/hr. to react and brake for a sudden stop compared to a vehicle traveling at 30 km/hr. so the chances of a dangerous collision are much greater.