Police are reminding road users to slow down and take extra care on the roads as students have returned to school this month.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District, are increasing their presence around schools to ensure drivers are exhibiting responsible driving behaviour and observing the 40km/h school zones.
School zones are active from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm and police will be on hand to ensure the safety of students.
Western Region Traffic Tactician, Inspector Ben Macfarlane said, we will continue targeting those who are speeding, double parking, or using phones in school zones.
“Whilst we generally see good compliance from motorists, I cannot accept that people are not aware of the 40km limit in school zones and other safety requirements.
“The school zones have been in place for many years, and I ask motorists to give driving safely their full attention at all times,” he said.
Drivers wanting additional reminders of the speed limit can also download the Speed Advisor App, which provides audio alerts about speed limit changes, including when you enter a school zone, or if you are speeding.”