Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Hoon drivers on notice
Deniliquin Police are putting nuisance drivers on notice - unsafe behaviour around schools will not be tolerated.
Police were last week contacted by the schools about traffic concerns, particularly at the end of the school day.
NSW Police Highway Patrol Sergeant Peter Kirk said speeding was the largest concern from the schools, from both P plate and fully licensed drivers.
Minor hoon offences such as burnouts have also been reported to police, as well as mobile phone usage and parking offences.
‘‘It has been raised in the last couple of days that there are vehicles driving unsafely around the school,’’ Sgt Kirk said.
‘‘All drivers are reminded they need to be responsible on the road, especially in school zones.
‘‘Committing these offences
is dangerous not only to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians, most whom are children.
‘‘Highway Patrol do not issue warnings for these offences, just fines, and we will be increasing our patrols.’’
Sgt Kirk reminded all offences in school zones penalties.
There is a 40 km/h speed limit in school zones from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm until 4pm on school days.
The penalty for speeding in a school zone starts at a $200 fine and goes up to a $2635 fine and loss of licence for six months.
The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving is a $344 fine and loss of five demerit points, and in a school zone it increases to a $457 fine and loss of five demerit points. but
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