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Dean MacGregor, executive general manager of the IAG, said the data was a “timely reminder” of the importance of driving attentively, complying with traffic rules and complying with speed limits in school areas to avoid avoidable collisions. He also says claims data from insurers can be a valuable tool in raising awareness about the problem.

“The goal of the IAG is to make your world safer. We believe it is important to promote safety information in order to prevent avoidable accidents,” he said.

“Damage data can be useful to highlight accident trends, which in turn can help raise awareness of when certain failures are more likely to occur.”

“We all have very busy lives and if we rush to collect the children from school at the same time, the chances of an accident are increased,” he added.

“We need to be patient, allow extra travel time, and obey traffic rules to keep children, pedestrians and ourselves safe.”

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According to State Insurance, in the event of an accident, it is important that customers share details with the other driver, take photos of damage to vehicles, get police reports, and get the insurance details of the other person involved.

“The school zone parking and collection rules are in place to keep everyone, especially children, safe and to help traffic flow,” MacGregor said. “Following these rules will help ensure a safer journey for all.”