Lessons not learnt

Willetton High School principal Chris Booth with students Jammin Ely, Ally Holdcroft and Charlie Watt on Pinetree Gully Road. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d414894
Willetton High School principal Chris Booth with students Jammin Ely, Ally Holdcroft and Charlie Watt on Pinetree Gully Road. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d414894

The 40km/h speed limits around schools came back into force on February 3.

Police Minister Liza Harvey recently revealed the top 10 suburbs for speeding infringements in school zones in 2013, with Willetton third with 734 infringements.

The worst suburb was Meadow Springs with 2043 infringements.

Willetton High School principal Chris Booth said the school was in a dangerous area and children walking to and from school were easily distracted.

‘We have over 1800 students at the school, with Burrendah school just next door and Rostrata down the road,’ he said.

‘There are a lot of students around and drivers need to be mindful of that.

‘Students don’t always do the right thing because they are children, but we do our part to make them aware of the dangers.’

Education Minister Peter Collier said a record number of about 431,000 students attended school last week, representing a 2.8 per cent increase on last year.

Seven new public schools also opened.

‘There will be more children for drivers to look out for,’ Mr Collier said.