School Road Safety

There are more than 40 schools in the Georges River Local Government Area.

School zones operate from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm (during official school days).

When traveling through school zones during these times a driver must be travelling a speed of 40km/h or less. These school zones can identified by start school zone 40 and end school zones signs, these are placed at the beginning.

School Zone Safety Tips for dropping off and picking up by car:

  • Obey parking signs and park legally around schools.
  • Stick to the 40km/h speed limit in school zones
  • Look out for buses pulling out.
  • Always give way to pedestrians.
  • It is safest for children to get out of the car on the kerb side of the road, as this puts them away from passing traffic.

Also please read our Pocket Guide to School Zone Safety – Road Rule Reminder (link to PDF) for relevant information in regards to school zones.

School Zone Safety Tips for walking to and from school:

  • Always hold your children’s hand up until the age of eight (8) years old.
  • Plan your trip to and from school
  • Always use a pedestrian crossing where possible.
  • Always look both ways when crossing the road and ensure it is safe to cross.
  • Always drop children off near the school gates.
     

 

 
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