It is aggravated by shortage of entry points into the city and roundabouts. Currently, Parramatta is going through a development program that will focus mainly on transport within the area to encourage economic growth. The city council resurfaces roads, installs traffic lights and takes measures to enhance usability of the roads by motorists. In addition, it is putting up new footpaths and paid parking meters.
not fully aware of the traffic rules and various road signs. Motorists, who over speed under the influence of alcohol or drugs, ignore safety measures results into accidents. Children usually get excited when they are on roads. The motorists have to limit their speed in the school zones, drive ways and car parks. Drive ways and car parks pose a bigger risk to children because the vehicles move slowly which they may misinterpret thinking the vehicle has stopped or they may start motion without children noticing or the driver noticing the children (Kids and Traffic 2010). According to Preston (2010), bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and skateboards are popular with children who use them for playing. The parents should advise them to use proper safety gear. These play wheels should be used within adult supervision preferably in parks away from active traffic or on safe routes prescribed by the City Council.
Recent statistics show that road crashes are the biggest killer of school going children: a fact that is quite frightening (Kids Safety 2010). When children are travelling by bus, it is essential to fit and maintain child restraints. According to the new laws implemented by the RTA, all children under the age of four should travel in the rear seat while children between the ages of four and seven can only travel in the front seat if all the rear seats are occupied by younger children. Children Road Safety (2010) is of the opinion that restraints are