School Speed Zones back in force

April 29, 2024 6:56 am in by

Transport for NSW is reminding motorists to slow down with school zones back in force from Monday 29th April as Term 2 commences in NSW.

Sally Webb, Deputy Secretary of Safety, Environment and Regulation at Transport for NSW said although Monday is a teacher development day for some schools, some students still return to school on this date.

“Some children may still be attending school from Monday, so to help avoid confusion and ensure consistency, school zones will officially begin operation today.

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“Please help us ensure our children’s safety by observing the school zone speed limits.”

Ms Webb said school zones are generally in place from 8 to 9.30am and from 2.30 to 4pm, and motorists who don’t obey the rules face heavy fines and demerits.

“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and can be unpredictable around roads. I’m reminding motorists to not only obey the rules in school zones but also take extra care around bus stops, school crossings and drop off and pick up areas where children are often present in higher numbers.

“Also please remember that when you see bus lights flash, you must slow down to 40km/h, the flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or dropping off children,” Ms Webb said.