The death of a student who was struck and killed on his way to school in Gros Morne National Park Monday highlights the whole issue of student safety says a Facebook group dedicated to improving safety.
17-year-old Justin Hynes was hit by a vehicle in Cow Head Monday morning.
Safe PCSP is based in Portugal Cove-St. Philips, but a spokesperson says the dangers are prominent everywhere. Norma Reid, a grandmother who has long been concerned about children having to walk on roads where no sidewalks exist, wants the 1.6 km restriction on busing changed to reflect what she calls “reality.”
People who live within 1.6 km of a school do not qualify for busing, but Reid says government has to change its mindset. She says the speed limit hasn’t changed, the 1.6 km busing hasn’t changed and they can’t do any traffic calming.
Meanwhile, the family of Justin Hynes will be receiving friends at the St. Mary’s the virgin Anglican Church in Cow Head Thursday, September 14th, 2017, from the hours of 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m..