Watch for school speed zones

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

VicRoads re­gional di­rec­tor Bryan Sher­ritt is re­mind­ing mo­torists trav­el­ling around north-east Vic­to­ria, that schools go back this week after the Christ­mas hol­i­days.

‘‘Ma­jor re­gional cen­tres and towns will be busy with back-to-school traf­fic, in­clud­ing pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists, trav­el­ling to and from schools,’’ he said.

‘‘This week stu­dents will be head­ing back to school, so please slow down and take ex­tra care around school precincts.

‘‘Mo­torists should be aware that chil­dren are not al­ways alert to the traf­fic.’’

Mr Sher­ritt said chil­dren can some­times be un­pre­dictable and at times ard to see.

‘‘So please ob­serve school speed lim­its, I want our kids to get to and from school safely,’’ he said.

‘‘A small speed re­duc­tion can sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease the chance of a child sur­viv­ing if hit by a car.’’

From to­mor­row, Jan­uary 28, school speed lim­its will be back in place and dur­ing spec­i­fied times speed lim­its will mostly be re­duced to 40 km/h.

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