School zones

School zones

Tips to remember

  • Pay attention to signs
  • Avoid using your phone
  • Take extra care in school zones

Safety advice for drivers around school zones

Stay below 40 in school zones

Stay below 40 in school zones

Be sure you can stop in an emergency.

At 40 km/h it will take you around 20m, or the length of 2 buses, to stop in good conditions.

Children are small, unpredictable and hard to see. They can and do step out on to the road unexpectedly.

Make sure you can stop safely. Stay below 40 in school zones.

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Bus zones

Bus zones and bus stops are strategically located to ensure large vehicles can:

  • stop in convenient locations outside moving traffic lanes
  • safely drop-off and pick-up large volumes of passengers. 

When other vehicles stop or park in bus zones or bus stops, drivers and pedestrians are put at risk and traffic flow is affected.

Bus zones for buses only. 
Double parking puts kids at risk.

Double parking puts kids at risk

It is illegal and highly dangerous.

Double-parked vehicles are frequently hit from behind, putting all passengers, including those entering or exiting the vehicle, at risk.

They also:

  • reduce the line of sight for other drivers and pedestrians
  • force other vehicles to travel around the double parked vehicle, often on the wrong side of the road
  • obstruct legally parked vehicles from joining a moving traffic lane.

No parking zones

These zones offer convenience to allow safe drop-off and pick-up opportunities. A few rules need to be followed:

  •  drivers must stay within 3m of their vehicle
  • vehicles can stay in the zone for up to 2 minutes
  • passengers should use the kerbside doors to enter or exit a vehicle.

No parking zones help promote traffic flow. 

No parking zone. 
No stopping at any time.

No stopping at any time

No stopping zones are clearly marked.

Never stop in these areas, for any reason.

No stopping zones give clear lines of sight for drivers and pedestrians, helping everyone to spot hazards and avoid crashes.

Last updated: Wednesday, 23 March 2016