School Zones Are In Operation Today

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School Zones Are In Operation Today

School zones are back in force today, with students returning to class from tomorrow.

Typical hours for school zones are 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm, however it is advised to stick to the rules on signs in the area.

The return of school kids means that there is likely to be more congestion on the roads, with increased bus services operational

It is likely that there will also be more cyclists around, with some children riding to school.

Police are reminding driver to observe the change in speed, with data from the Department of Transport showing that over 60 children under 17 years were injured from 2015 - 2017 after being hit by a car in a school zone.

This comes as a whopping 1500 school zone offence fines were issued in 2017 in the Canterbury-Bankstown area.

For parents with children making their way to and from school in the coming days, it is important to make sure that your own drop-off and pick-up points are in a safe area.

Children should also use the car door on the side closest to the footpath when exiting the vehicle.

School zones for term one are in place from Monday, January 29 to Friday, April 13.

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