With students returning to school, district drivers are reminded that speed limits have been reduced.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 5, 2014 9:17am
School zones are back in place as students return to their books.
Speed limits are reduced from 8am until 9.30am and from 2.30pm until 4pm and apply Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
Although some schools may operate on different days within these periods, drivers must obey reduced speed limits outside all schools even if an individual school is closed.
Roads minister Terry Mulder said limits were clearly signposted with permanent speed limit signs, advance warning signs, time-based signs or electronic variable signs.
‘‘School speed limits are important because young children are the most vulnerable of all road users and can often be unpredictable and difficult to see,’’ he said.
‘‘This is why drivers must take extra care around schools and slow down.
‘‘A small reduction in speed can dramatically increase the chance of a child surviving if hit by a car.
‘‘It is also important for parents and carers to take extra care when dropping kids off.
‘‘If driving, ensure your child is in the appropriate restraint for their age and size, obey the parking restriction signs, keep clear of the children’s crossings and don’t double park.’’
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