Children of all ages get excited when playing sport and can act unpredictably.
That is why it is important that parents act responsibly and obey road rules and parking restrictions when parking or dropping off kids at sporting fields.
- You must not park your vehicle on a nature strip, on a bicycle path or footpath unless there is a sign giving you permission to park there
- It is also illegal to obstruct access to and from a footpath, driveway or passageway.
When you are near a sporting field, it is a good rule of thumb to follow the same kind of road rules you would obey around schools, such as:
- Slow down in areas where there are children walking, cycling or playing because child pedestrians may behave unpredictably
- Park legally near the ground and walk with the child to the playing field
- Drop off and pick up children from the same side of the road as the playing field
- Children under 10 years require adult supervision, especially when crossing roads
- Always hold the hand of children, especially those under 8 years of age, when crossing roads.
Don’t risk the lives and well-being of our kids for the sake of convenience or a few minutes of walking.
The Safety Door
Children should always use the vehicle ‘Safety Door’. The Safety Door is the rear door, closest to the kerb, footpath or gutter and away from the road. Get kids in the habit of getting in and out of the car using this door with a Safety Door sticker from the RMS.
To order your free stickers contact the RMS on 1800 06 06 07.