School zones return for term four

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ACT Policing has some timely reminders for the community as some of Canberra’s school children head back to the classroom for term four tomorrow (Tuesday, 5 October 2021).

Although the ACT remains in lockdown, schools remain open for children of parents who cannot work from home and vulnerable children. Additionally, many Year 12 students will be returning to schools tomorrow.

This means 40km/h speed limits are once again in effect in school zones between 8am and 4pm on weekdays, and hefty fines apply for exceeding the limit.

ACT Policing’s Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Donna Hofmeier said although the current health orders mean there are less cars on our roads, school zones are not the place to become complacent.

“Drivers are reminded to stay alert, slow down and obey the sign-posted school zone speed limits.  These speed limits are in place for a reason – to protect our children around schools,” Detective Inspector Hofmeier said.

Speeding in a school zone will earn you one demerit point and a $321 fine if you exceed the limit by 15km/h or less, three demerits and a $477 fine for 15km/h to 30km/h, four demerits and a $799 fine for 30km/h to 45km/h and six demerits and a $2136 fine for travelling more than 45km/h above the limit. 

Parents, guardians and teachers are reminded to protect themselves and their children during school drop off and pick up by wearing a mask, maintaining good hand hygiene and physical distancing and using the Check In CBR app where required.


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