School zone speed­sters busted

The Western Star - - News -

WITH school stu­dents re­turn­ing from hol­i­days this week, driv­ers are be­ing warned to slow down. Ac­cord­ing to re­cently re­vealed data from RACQ and the Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads, nearly 20,000 driv­ers have been caught speed­ing through school zones,

In to­tal, 19,826 driv­ers were caught break­ing the law in the re­duced speed zones be­tween Jan­uary 1 and De­cem­ber 31, 2018.

Of those, 1775 driv­ers were caught go­ing more than 20km/h over the speed limit. “Mo­torists need to re­mem­ber the re­duced speed lim­its are dur­ing week­days from 7–9am and 2–4pm, un­less oth­er­wise signed,” RACQ spokes­woman Lau­ren Ritchie said. “Ig­no­rance of a school zone is no excuse. “Speed­ing will not only earn you a fine and de­merit points, but it can have deadly con­se­quences,” she said.

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