Slow down, school is back

Alpine Observer - - News -

DRIV­ERS are be­ing urged to drive care­fully in school ar­eas and to re­me­ber the 40km/h speed limit dur­ing pick up and drop off times.

VicRoads act­ing North East re­gional di­rec­tor Steve McCal­lum said it was every­one’s job to keep kids safe.

“So slow down, look up, be alert and take ex­tra care,” he said.

“A small re­duc­tion in speed can dra­mat­i­cally in­crease the chance of a child sur­viv­ing if hit by a car.

“Crashes in­volv­ing chil­dren around schools can hap­pen quickly.

“Re­duc­ing your speed to 40km/h can make a big dif­fer­ence when you are try­ing to pull up sud­denly.”

Mr McCal­lum said there is no ex­cuse for speed­ing in school zones.

“It’s very clear when you are ap­proach­ing a school zone,” he said.

“The school speed zone lim­its are clearly com­mu­ni­cated with per­ma­nent speed limit signs, ad­vance warn­ing signs, time based signs or elec­tronic vari­able signs.”

Speed lim­its around schools are re­duced from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm to co­in­cide with the school rush.

Po­lice are en­forc­ing the re­duced speed lim­its for the safety of the com­mu­nity.

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