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School's back and so are school zones

Slow down when driving in school zones and look out for children crossing the road.

Queensland school students return from Monday 22 January, which means that school zone speed limits will be back in effect.

Please stick to the speed limit when driving in school zones and keep aware of children crossing the road.

Most school zones in Queensland operate between 7am-9am and 2pm-4pm, with split-campus schools running from 7am-4pm. However, some areas in regional Queensland may differ to cater to local circumstances.

For more information on school zones and a list of standardised times for each council, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/schoolzones.

Remember, slowing down can save lives and prevent serious injury.

Road safety tips

  • Show your children how to look for vehicles coming in and out of driveways and discourage them from playing behind parked cars, or with toys or balls when walking to school.
  • Ensure your child knows the safest route to and from school. This is usually the way with the least traffic and the fewest roads to cross and teach your child to always walk on footpaths.
  • Show your child how to cross at traffic lights when the green walk sign is showing at pedestrian crossings when vehicles have stopped and at supervised school crossings when the supervisor has signalled it is safe to do so.
  • Accompany children when walking or riding to school until they are old enough to understand road safety (usually around 10 years or older).
  • If children catch the bus, teach them to never cross in front of or behind a bus; wait until the bus goes before crossing the road.
  • Make sure wheeled devices (bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or rollerblades) used to travel to school are well maintained and that the appropriate protective and safety gear (for example, helmet, visible clothing, knee and elbow pads) are used.
Last updated
16 January 2018
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