Every year, 2,000 school aged children are injured in road accidents and tragically 48 children lost their lives in Australia in road accidents in 2019.
With the approval of the Department of Education and the NSW Premier, Harlequin has invested in a major safety initiative to ensure all kids are highly visible to road users in and out of school 40kph zones.
Many Australian workers are currently bound by Workplace Health and Safety Legislation to wear high visibility clothing in their day-to-day roles. This includes our roadwork crews, postal and construction workers, emergency crews, school playground attendants and not least of all, our well loved school 'lollypop' men and women. They are all required to wear Hi-Viz clothing to enhance their safety and visibility.
Yet we still continue to send the most valuable of all - our kindergarten children - out into the road system to school EVERY DAY with the overwhelming majority wearing dark coloured school uniforms and backpacks.