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Lagos teachers want the zebra-crossing rules enforced

10 January 2014, 18:46

Lagos - Some school teachers in Lagos State have called on the state government to enforce the traffic rule on zebra crossing, especially in highways close to schools.

Making the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, the teachers observed that most commercial and private motorists in Lagos never recognized school children’s right of way at zebra crossings.

 Helen Morieke, a teacher with Olufunwa Children School, Agric-Ojo in Lagos, said that children waited for motorists instead of motorists waiting for them at the spots of zebra crossings.

She stressed the need for periodic education and training of all road users on the need to adherence to traffic rules as it affects pedestrians.

Tunde Owofade, Coordinator, Holy Family Schools, Ikotun, noted that some schools did not have the zebra crossing signs on highways close to their schools and no traffic warden also.

Owofade said this situation posed a serious threat to safety of pupils whenever they were outside the school premises.

Owofade said that every driver should be conscious while driving within school areas, to avoid hitting school children.

Also speaking, Mrs Oluwafunmilayo Disu, of Tadel Montessori Nursery and Primary school, Okota road, suggested that regulatory bodies for schools should make placement of zebra crossing signs on highways close to schools, compulsory.



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