Drivers urged to slow down in school zones

Published: 2 Sep 2021

Motorists are reminded to slow down and take extra care in school zones across NSW, with schools remaining open for families who need it.

A school zone sign reminding drivers of 40km speed limit on school days.

Higher fines and demerit points still apply to certain driving and parking offences committed within school zones.

The reminder comes as statistics reported at the end of July show the number of people caught speeding in school zones reached more than 150 per cent above the pre-lockdown average.

Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance said school zone speed limits are being enforced, even though most children are learning from home due to COVID-19.

“Even though most children are learning from home, we need to make sure we protect those children who are at school by being extra vigilant,” Mr Constance said.

Download the Speed Advisor app from the Apple store or Google Play for active school zone alerts.

Find out more about road safety around school zones.

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