Story: Road accidents

A school patrol

A school patrol

Eleven-year-old Pascal Saker stops traffic while children cross the road near Kelburn Normal School, Wellington, in 1990. School patrols began in 1938 and are a familiar sight at the beginning and end of the school day, helping children cross busy roads near schools safely.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/0432/29
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Road accidents - Promoting road safety', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014