Arriving Safely: The Travel to School Challenge (Myths and Facts)

All parents want their children to arrive at school safely and on time and most believe the best way is to drive them right to the school gate.

This instead creates hazards for children, as cars travel the street outside the school looking for parking, moving in and out of parking spaces.

Just three decades ago, 70 per cent of children walked or rode to school – now only 30 per cent do.

Many parents have practical reasons for wanting to drive their children to school. We need to look at other reasons and challenge some of these walking to school myths.

Page last updated: Thursday, 2 August 2018