Road safety warning as new school term begins


16th October 2020

Police Scotland are confirming that they will be assisting in the city council’s school road safety campaign by deploying officers to areas surrounding schools as the new term starts on Monday (October 19).

The pledge comes as a senior councillor urges families to park sensibly at schools and nurseries and to observe speed limits.

Roads Policing Sergeant William Strachan said: "Road safety is quite rightly a significant concern for parents in many schools and Police Scotland is fully committed to reducing incidents on our roads and working in partnership with schools to provide support where required.

"Speeding is always a top concern in any community especially near schools therefore motorists should always drive cautiously and slow-down. I would remind those who do the school run to not obstruct driveways, and do not park on zig zag lines. Extreme caution is required when young children are in the vicinity, so please be alert.  

"Preventative activity is carried out in Dundee throughout the year by Police to send a clear message about the importance of taking care when driving or walking to and from school. It is absolutely crucial that pupils, parents and motorists alike are aware of the dangers of the road and that we speak to each other to raise awareness.”  

Councillor Stewart Hunter, children and families services convener, said: “I welcome this ongoing commitment from Police Scotland to our partnership to help prevent accidents on roads outside schools and nurseries.”

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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