Safety

Keeping children safe around our roads and educating drivers about parking safety are key priorities for Waverley Council.

Road safety around schools

In 2008, Waverley Council endorsed a program of community education to raise public awareness of the dangers associated with illegal parking in school zones.

Feedback from the driving public indicated that the major reason for illegal parking in school zones is a lack of knowledge and understanding as to why children are put at particular risk by parking contrary to parking signage. To help address this gap in awareness, Council has produced and distributed educational material to help drivers understand the limitations of parking signs commonly found in school zones and explain the rationale behind imposing restricted parking during busy drop-off and pick-up periods.