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School zones news flash: Heftier fines apply

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Motorists are reminded that school has gone back and 40km/h speed limits apply in all school zones from 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on school days.

Parents and carers dropping children off and picking them up are asked to follow the parking rules in school zones to ensure the safety of their children and others.

‘Always park and turn legally around schools and avoid dangerous manoeuvres, such as u-turns and three-point turns,’ said Tweed Council road Safety officer Alana Brooks.

‘The rules are in place to ensure the safety of children who are vulnerable road users because they are small and harder to see and can behave unpredictably on the road,’ said Ms Brooks.

‘Driving slowly in school zones allows motorists extra time to respond if a child does run out on to the road.’

Drivers may not be aware that tougher penalties apply for parking and speeding offences within a school zone. 

A speeding ticket for travelling 12km/h over the limit (that is, 52km/h) will cost you $346 and up to five demerit points and a parking ticket will cost you $330 and two demerit points.


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