School zones back for term four

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ACT Policing is reminding road users 40km/h school zone speed limits will come into effect for the new school term starting Monday, 12 October 2020.

The 40km/h speed limits apply to all school zones and are in force weekdays between 8.00am and 4.00pm across the ACT.

Road Policing Detective Acting Superintendent Marcus Boorman said road safety was everyone’s responsibility.

It is important motorists slow down and pay special attention when travelling near schools.

“Children are our most vulnerable road users, they can be unpredictable around traffic and are not always aware of road safety. This is why the 40km/h school zones are necessary to ensure the safety of our children,” Detective Acting Superintendent Marcus Boorman said.

“ACT Policing will be actively targeting all schools to ensure drivers are heeding the message.

“Any driver detected exceeding school zone speed limits will receive the appropriate infringement.”

Access Canberra will also be working to support community safety around school zones, with mobile speed cameras in operation and will be actively monitoring all school areas for illegal and unsafe parking.

Schools are busy areas with a lot of pedestrians and traffic and it is critical that motorists obey parking rules – such as not parking in no-stopping zones, on verges or across pedestrian crossings.

Such parking can limit visibility for other road users, including children who may be seeking to cross roads.

Don’t take shortcuts when it comes to safety around our schools.

For more information, visit the Access Canberra website at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au.

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