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Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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20 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 the age of the child. If your child rides their bike to school, make sure they wear their helmet. Not only is this required by law but it could save their life. Teach your child to get off their bike and walk across crossings. This is also a legal requirement and it gives them time to stop, look and listen for traffic and think before crossing. If children are catching the bus, they need to stay well away from the road and wait until the bus has completely stopped before boarding. After disembarking, they should also wait for the bus to move away before crossing the road. Throughout the year, Hector the Road Safety Cat, along with staff from the Department of Transports Road Safety team, will continue to visit Territory schools and child care centres delivering road safety education and awareness messages to children. For more information about road safety visit the website, roadsafety.nt.gov.au. Advertising Feature Keep kids safe on roads FROM next Monday, July 25, roads around schools are about to become busy again, as young Territorians return to school. Motorists are urged to keep a watchful eye for children around school zones and parents should remind their kids about road safety. School zone speed limits of 40km/h apply between 7am and 5pm on school days, so slow down and expect the unexpected. Before heading back to school, all parents and primary caregivers are encouraged to think about the safest options to get their kids to and from school. To help get your child to and from school safely, download a Student Travel Planner from roadsafety.nt.gov.au. Remember that Childrens Crossings are the safest way to cross the road. If you are walking your child to school, set a good example and always use the crossings. Be sure to wait for traffic to stop before crossing. You will be encouraging your children to do the same at times when you are not there to help them. If children are being driven to school, it is important for all to be properly restrained in the car. Remember the law requires all children under seven years of age to be secured in an approved child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car or vehicle. The type of restraint required depends on Officer Sam directs Hector the Safety Cat and children for a previous Road Safety Day in the Territory Picture: REX NICHOLSON If your child rides their bike to school, make sure they wear their helmet If you are walking your child to school, set a good example and always use the crossings JULY 23 - AUG UST 5 STARTS THIS SATURDAY WITH THE PAPER Collect all 14 NTNEWS.com.auimarvel *1st Comic Book and Collectors Case are FREE when you buy the NT News (RRP $2.20) on 23/7/16. Comic Books 2-14 are available from 24/7/16 to 5/8/16 for $2.60 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian. Total collection $55.20. Available at participating newsagents and supermarkets while stocks last. One Comic Book per original token from hardcopy (not digital) newspaper only. *Paper + Spider-Man Comic Book + Case $2.20 SLOW DOWN AROUND SCHOOLS From 25 July, motorists are urged to take care around school zones. Slow down and obey the speed limit. When Children Crossing flags are up, stop for all pedestrians. Park safely when dropping off or picking up children. For safe travel tips visit roadsafety.nt.gov.au

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