The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph – but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk’ website yet, so let’s start the community discussion here.
I think 40kph is slow enough – I do not want the speed limit to be dropped to 30kph as that is just too slow and unnecessary, and we may as well make drivers get out of their cars and push their cars past a school zone.
I would prefer to see permanent speed cameras erected at all school zones, and more prominent flashing lights visible during school zone times. These initiatives will deter drivers from speeding (as we all see what happens at the permanent red light camera locations on our roads – the cars slow down until they get past the camera then speed up again). Any revenue collected from speeding fines in these zones should be fed directly back into education initiatives.
I also wish the speed limit around schools would be limited to two periods per day when the children and entering and leaving school rather than for the entire period from morning to afternoon.