The boys and girls of Lukhanyo Primary in Zwelihle pictured below - with the support of Overstrand Traffic and the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works Road (DTPW) - established a scholar patrol and will be at their posts every morning and afternoon to help learners safely cross the road.
Senior Superintendent Xen Titus of Overstrand Traffic Services, says it is a big commitment and asks that every learner, parent, driver and pedestrian will help these learners in the huge task that lies ahead of them.
The programme also inspires patrollers to develop leadership skills, teamwork and a sense of responsibility.
- obey the rules of the road;
- do not obstruct the scholars’ view of oncoming traffic, thereby endangering the lives of pedestrians; and
- accept their directives when scholar patrol team members politely ask parents to move their vehicles.