Keep an eye out – school is in

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Po­lice would like to re­mind mo­torists that schools and kinder­gartens are back dur­ing the week start­ing May 6 and urge them to watch their speed.

A child hit by a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling at 60kmh has only a 15 per cent chance of sur­vival.

If that speed is re­duced to 50kmh the chance in­creases to 55 30kmh to 95 per cent.

It is for that rea­son that po­lice en­force a 40kmh speed limit around schools and the 20kmh limit around a sta­tion­ary school bus.

Mo­torists need to drive with more care on school routes and around schools.

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