The so-called Civil Code for the Safety of Our Children passed the National Assembly yesterday. There are two main contents. Traffic zones and speed cameras must be installed in the school zone, which is a children's sanctuary. It's not going to be applied right away, and it should be implemented early next spring.
Still, because the law passed, the atmosphere would have changed a bit, but reporter Hong Young-jae covered the scene.
The day after the passage of the Civil Code, which strengthened the school zone's punishment, it is a way to go to Han Elementary School in Yeonsu-gu, Incheon.
Even in front of the main entrance of the school, you can easily see cars exceeding 30 km / h.
Children rush back from school cars trying to make U-turns, and often pass between cars that have invaded more than half the crosswalk.
Parents complain that there are many roads without traffic lights around the school and accidents occur frequently.
[Elementary School Parents: I've seen (accident) twice. The kids don't cross the pedestrian crossing because they don't see it. (He's) Fly away… .]
I watched for about an hour, including the school day, and there was no traffic light even though it was a T-shaped road that was only two round trips, so I often saw children and vehicles mixed in the middle of the road.
The road right in front of the elementary school is an unprotected left turn area, and the road that runs perpendicular to the road does not even have traffic lights, so children crossing the street in front of the school must avoid driving.
In particular, there are no traffic safety personnel on the roads.
Parents complained to local governments to install traffic lights but were suspended.
[Complaint Parents: No traffic lights and left unprotected (left turn) or should I improve? Then I will pass the civil law. .]
Illegal parking vehicles also threaten child safety.
[Nearby apartment guards: It's marked as a child sanctuary, so it's a total (ban) area.]
It is hard for both children and drivers to cross the road in standing cars.
Enforcement of the Civil Code should be early next spring.
We need to take proactive measures to protect children's safety even before the law is enforced.
(Video coverage: Yang Hyun-cheol, Video editing: Park Ji-in, CG: Seo Seung-hyun)
Passed the Civil Code but still… 'Don't miss' school zone
The so-called Civil Code for the Safety of Our Children passed the National Assembly yesterday. There are two main contents. Traffic zones and speed cameras must be installed in the school zone, which is a children's sanctuary.