School zone safety
Be careful in school zones
School zones are unique traffic environments. Drivers in school zones need to take extra care.
Remember that children are small and hard to see. They can be unpredictable and impulsive.
City Rangers regularly patrol school zones in uniform and plain clothes. They have the power to issue on-the-spot fines. Fines issued in school zones come with higher penalties due to the greater risk of accidents involving children around schools.
- Double parking is dangerous. Pay attention to signs in school zones.
- Always park legally. Choose a safe place to park, rather than one that's easy. Never park:
- across a driveway
- near a school crossing
- in a bus bay.
- Stop, look, listen and think before crossing roads
- Avoid using your phone.
LinksRoads and Marine Services: Penalties for school zones
Last updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2012