The Community Road Safety Partnership is urging drivers to observe the flashing lights and lower vehicle speed to 40km/h following a series of near misses around bus stops across Circular Head.
A child crossing the road ahead of a speeding vehicle was almost hit on Marrawah Road, with the driver lacing the horn at the child as she crossed.
Frightened, the child fell over and narrowly escaped a collision with the vehicle.
“They nearly ran over my granddaughter,” Marrawah Road resident Cheryl Purdy said.
“It was terrifying. The driver didn’t even stop.”
Australian legislation dictates that all drivers must observe a speed limit of 40km/h when lights are flashing on school buses and emergency vehicles until the driver has completely passed the vehicles or scene.
read more in The Chronicle, April 13 edition