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Hoon drivers on no­tice

- Crime · Deniliquin · NSW police · New South Wales

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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