Over 80% of primary schools say traffic is a problem

parking of bicycles by students in schoolRoad safety is a major issue close to¬† most of the country’s primary schools, according to research by Dutch road safety body VVN.

In total, over 2,300 schools were involved in the survey and 83% said there were problems with road safety.

Almost six out of 10 schools said problems arose when children were being dropped off and collected, four in 10 said there were not enough car parking spaces and three in 10 said crossings were dangerous.

‘It can be chaotic outside primary schools,’ VVN director Felix Cohen said in a news release. ‘Part of the solution lies in discouraging the use of cars, so we would suggest going to school by bike and on foot as much as possible.’

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