The petition and subsequent media coverage have drawn a lot of attention to the issue. Most parents are admitting that they just break the law. And a few others are surprised because they did not even know it was illegal for kids to ride on the footpath. There is overwhelming support for change and people want to know how they can easily make their support known.
“People are coming up to me on the street, at school and the shops, as well as commenting online and requesting something they can sign to show their support. Although the parliamentary petition has already been tabled, it is important to show our politicians just how important this is to New Zealanders, especially parents. That is why I’ve started the online petition at change.org: so everyone can have their say.”
The next step in the official process will be submissions to the select committee. Not every family have time to write a submission, so signing the petition at change.org is an easy way for them to show that this is a change that needs to happen sooner rather than later.
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