Slow down as schools reopen

As thousands of children return to classrooms across Bayside, drivers are reminded to take extra care and slow down to the school zone speed limit.

Be on alert on the approach to our 59 crossings and look out for the 40km/h and 60km/h school speed zones from 8.00-9.30am and afternoons from 2.30-4.00pm on school days.

Parents and carers are urged to be extra vigilant during drop-off and pick up times.

School Zone speed restrictions are enforced by the police during school times and timed parking restrictions and No Stopping areas are enforced by Council.

Parking restrictions such as short term 2-minute areas and other timed parking limits are designed to improve road safety around schools.

Short term parking only works effectively if parents and carers drop off or pick up their children and move on. If you want to go into school grounds, please use alternative parking spaces and walk so others can use the short-term parking spaces during peak times.

Bayside’s wonderful School Crossing Supervisors are back on the job to ensure the safety of students, however keeping children safe is everybody’s responsibility.

Reacquaint yourself with the parking signs and remind children to listen to the crossing supervisor, cross within the white lines, wait for two whistle blows before entering the crossing and dismount from bikes before crossing.

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