The Andrews Labor Government is urging drivers to take extra care around schools, as thousands of Victorian students return to classroom this week.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP is urging parents and carers are reminded to be extra vigilant during drop-off and pick up times, obey parking restrictions and keep clear of school crossings.
From Tuesday 28 January, speed limits around schools will drop to either 40km/h or 60km/h in the mornings from 8am to 9.30am and afternoons from 2.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
The Labor Government is delivering safety improvements to schools right across the state, making sure students are getting to and from school safely.
Upgrades such as flashing electronic speed signs, pedestrian crossing signals and new school crossing supervisors have been made possible through the Government’s $5 million School Area Safety Fund and $18.9 million School Crossing Supervisor Program.
Term 1 school speed zones will be in place from Tuesday 28 January to Friday 27 March, except for public holidays.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“The start of the new school year can be both a daunting and exciting time for parents and students. We want to make sure the transition back to school is as safe and smooth as possible.”
“We’re asking drivers to pay extra attention around school zones as students return to school this week – it only takes one distraction for a child to be put in harm’s way.”