Road Safety Around Schools
Children are vulnerable road users. Their physical size and difficulty in judging speed and distance can put them at risk in the traffic environment. There are some simple steps that can be taken to help ensure the safety of your children when they are travelling to and from school.
Slow down to 40km/h in school zones
The speed limit in a school zone in school zone times is 40km/h.
This applies between the hours of 8-9.30 am and 2.30-4 pm.
Parking around schools
Parking unsafely can put children’s lives at risk. Increased fines and loss of demerit points apply when certain offences are committed in an operating school zone.
Always obey the parking signs around schools as they are designed to keep our children safe.
Council Rangers and local Police conduct parking enforcement programs throughout the school year.