Traffic school gets a safety boost

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Children learning road safety at the Essendon Traffic School will benefit from freshly painted line markings thanks to the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Foundation and Ennis-Flynt, Traffic Safety Solutions Company.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek thanked the SARAH Foundation and Ennis Flint for their support of the traffic school's important work.

“The Essendon Traffic School has provided a safe, fun place for children to practice bike riding, learn about road rules and develop road safety awareness since it was established in 1962," Cr Sipek said.

“The works have been completed using premium line marking products and the roadway looks sensational!"

Leisure and Active Communities portfolio holder, Cr Samantha Byrne, said the Essendon Traffic School continues to be an important part of Council’s road safety education work and our commitment to encouraging people to choose sustainable transport options such as cycling.

“The Essendon Traffic School is incredibly popular and the 10,000 children who visit the school each year will benefit greatly from this generous donation," Cr Byrne said.

The line marking initiative is a partnership between Ennis-Flynt and the SARAH Foundation, founded by Peter Frazer. Peter has dedicated his life to raising awareness of road safety after his daughter Sarah was tragically killed in a traffic accident a few years ago. The SARAH foundation is a major sponsor of Road Safety Week across the country and offers support to traffic schools in their task of educating children in road safety.

Visit the Essendon Traffic School page for full details and session times.

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Last updated: Sunday, 27 May 2018, 11:55 PM