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Minister wants Jersey primary school children to use buses

Post by GD on Fri 04 May 2012, 6:24 pm

Jersey's transport minister wants more children to use buses to get to school to ease traffic congestion.

Deputy Kevin Lewis said a concentration of schools in St Saviour and St Helier caused long rush hour tail-backs.

Three nearby schools will discuss road safety after two students were hurt in the Mont Millais area this week.

A 15-year-old boy from Hautlieu was hit by a car, and a few days later a motorcyclist from Victoria College was injured in a crash.

Deputy Lewis said he was waiting to find out what caused the accidents before taking action.

But lollipop ladies or men, a zebra crossing and a new lights system are some of the ideas being suggested.

The minister said there was a 20mph zone with flashing signs but the area was a notorious bottleneck.

And he said he wanted more people to use the bus.

He said: "We are working on a policy of getting primary school children on to buses so that will be possibly in the new bus contract which starts next year."
(from BBC)

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