School speed restriction zones back in force

With school speed zones back in operation, motorists have been reminded to slow down when approaching schools in the region. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON.

With school speed zones back in operation, motorists have been reminded to slow down when approaching schools in the region. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON.

REGION - Students have returned to school after their holidays for the second term of the year.

As a result, Transport Minister Terry Mulder is reminding all Victorian drivers to be on school speed zone alert after the Easter break.

"Drivers may still be in holiday mode, but thousands of school children will be out and about near our roads," Mr Mulder said.

"Speed limits will be reduced to either 40km/h or 60km/h outside schools in the morning from 8am to 9.30am and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4pm.

"School speed zone limits are clearly signposted with permanent speed limit signs, advance warning signs, time based signs or electronic variable signs."

The school speed limits will apply through to Friday, June 27 for the remainder of the second school term (except for public holidays).

"Individual schools may operate on different days within these periods, but drivers must obey reduced speed limits outside all schools on these days even if an individual school is closed," Mr Mulder said.

"Parents and carers need 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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