With the summer holidays coming to an end and school children right across the state returning to their classrooms, it is so important that motorists are aware that school speed zones are back in force.
Reduced speed limits are enacted around schools between 8 – 9.30am and 2.30 – 4pm every weekday during Victorian school terms, except for public holidays.
With the increase in foot and road traffic that comes with the morning pick-up and drop-off it’s crucial that motorists slow down and be alert around schools.
While we all do our best to educate our children around road safety practices, the excitement of starting school or seeing friends after several weeks can easily led to distractions and mistakes.
Reducing your speed is a small action you can take to reduce risk and help keep our children safe.
Save yourself the fine and maybe even a life by slowing down and ensuring you are travelling at a speed that will allow you to stop suddenly if needed.
Annabelle Cleeland MP,
Member for Euroa