ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/hr speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday (July 25).
Superintendent Kylie Flower says the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns motorists there will be tough penalties for those who choose to ignore them.
“The 40km/hr speed limit is important in school zones because it gives motorists extra time to stop in an unexpected situation,” Superintendent Flower said.
“It is important to remember children, especially primary school children, are not as aware as adults of the dangers associated with crossing the road. With that in mind drivers should never double park when dropping children off at school.”
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ACT Policing is continuing to focus on speeding this month, and will be monitoring school zones next week as children head back to school.