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Safe driving in school zones

Safe driving in school zones

We all have a responsibility when it comes to safe driving around school zones. Drivers must take responsibility for parking and driving safely around schools.

Understanding the signs around school zones

40km/h sign

All school speed limits across the State are clearly signposted. Look out for speed signs near schools and slow down to improve safety for children.

Children's crossings

When the flags are displayed at a children's crossing, you must stop for pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who have started crossing.

You must remain stopped until the crossing is clear. These rules apply even if there is no crossing supervisor.

Yellow edge lines

You must not stop or park your vehicle next to a continuous yellow edge line.

No Stopping

You must not stop at the kerb for any reason.

 

What you can do to ensure school zones remain safe

  • always supervise children
  • walk, cycle or scoot to school to reduce traffic
  • respect road rules and parking signs
  • wait on the same side of the road as your child to avoid your child crossing the road to meet you
  • encourage your child to use your car's kerbside door, away from traffic