Mo­torists urged to slow down in school zones

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

AS CHIL­DREN head back to school this week, po­lice are re­mind­ing mo­torists to drive with cau­tion in school zone safety ar­eas.

Childers Po­lice Sergeant Ge­off Fay warned mo­torists that po­lice will be ramp­ing up their pa­trols in school zones in the district over the com­ing weeks, with of­fi­cers tar­get­ing speed­ing and breaches of no-stand­ing ar­eas.

Sgt Fay urged mo­torists to abide by the school zone sig­nage speed lim­its which would be en­forced.

“Have re­gard for the safety of young chil­dren.

“Please slow down and re­mem­ber to be alert, as kids are of­ten un­pre­dictable.

“We don’t want to see an in­ci­dent where a child is hurt, par­tic­u­larly since these ac­ci­dents are eas­ily avoid­able.”

Sgt Fay said par­ents should take the time to ed­u­cate their chil­dren in the ba­sics of road safety.

PHOTO: JORDAN PHILP

IN SIGHT: Mo­torists will be star­ing down the bar­rel of a speed gun in school zones.

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