Driving to School – a Moral Issue

Every day a large number of staff, parents and students drive to school. As we all negotiate the road on the way in and the car park, we have a number of decisions to make. We can choose to drive with care; slowing down, paying close attention to other traffic and pedestrians and trying to assess risks at all times, or we can just stay focused on our aim to get there, get to work on time, get the children dropped off or on whatever other thoughts, concerns or worries may be on our mind.

When we choose to drive to school, we have a moral responsibility to take care. The safety of our children is a responsibility for all of us, something which should impact on the driving decisions we make.

Please, when you are bringing your children to school, drive slowly and carefully, park properly in the designated spaces and walk your children into the school grounds. Please park carefully, leaving space for other cars and yield to pedestrians wherever possible.

Let’s make safety a shared responsibility.